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Militants fail to carry out suicide mission in Nimruz

Release No: UNRELEASED April 28, 2009 PRINT | E-MAIL

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United States Forces-Afghanistan

March 14, 2009

Release Number: 20091403-03

Militants fail to carry out suicide mission in Nimruz

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Police, assisted by Coalition Forces, escaped harm from a vehicle-borne suicide bomber March 14 in Khas Road District, Nimruz Province.

The combined elements were conducting a combat reconnaissance patrol in the area when a vehicle driving past them on the opposite side of the road detonated.  The convoy received no injuries or damage; however, the driver and his car were destroyed.  The ANP continued on with their mission of securing the area.

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