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.
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