12 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-531

Two Afghans killed in Paktika IED strike

KHOWST, Afghanistan – Two Afghan civilians were killed and three were injured after the vehicle they were driving struck an improvised explosive device near Waza Khwa, Paktika province, July 10.

An ISAF patrol came across the disabled vehicle at 5 p.m., as it was returning to its base. The three wounded Afghans were evacuated to a nearby medical facility for treatment.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of those Afghans killed or injured today,” said Col. Martin P. Schweitzer, Task Force Fury commander. “The use of a weapon such as IEDs that do not discriminate against their victims, further demonstrates the insurgent’s desperation and lack of concern for the Afghan people.”

There were no ISAF forces involved in the incident.

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