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Press Release | Feb. 8, 2009

IED explosion in Helmand Province kills four

By None , U.S. Forces - Afghanistan

Press Release

United States Forces-Afghanistan

February 8, 2009

Release Number 20090802-02

IED explosion in Helmand Province kills four

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two Coalition service members, one member of the Afghan National Civil Order Police and one local national civilian were killed Feb. 8, by an improvised explosive device in Helmand, Afghanistan. Additionally, one member of the Afghan National Civil Order Police was wounded.

The incident is under investigation.

Names are being withheld until the next of kin are notified.


United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective governance and building the Afghan National Security Force.  Effectivesecurity throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases economic development for the people of Afghanistan.

Contact Information - US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs Office

Tel +93 (0) 799 51 2919 or cell phone 93 (0) 707 355 965