29 Sep. 2008
PR# 2008-504

IED strike, altercation lead to two deaths

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Afghan National Police and ISAF were conducting a joint patrol when they suffered an IED strike in Paktia September 28 during which no one was injured.

The patrol was engaged with small arms fire, and seven civilians were apprehended for questioning after testing positive for explosive residue. The detained civilians were then transferred to the ANP station at the Jaji District Centre.

While at the district centre, there was an altercation during which an ANP officer and one ISAF soldier were killed.

The death of the ISAF soldier was first released September 28 as “ISAF soldier killed in eastern Afghanistan”.

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