10 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-519

ISAF accidently wounds three civilians in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan - An ISAF patrol was traveling to a base in Kabul city October 10 when a machine gun on one of the vehicles accidently discharged, slightly wounding three civilians.  The first vehicle in the convoy was moving slowly and tried to overtake a civilian vehicle.

The maneuver was not possible, and as the vehicle suddenly slowed down, the gunner was thrown forward onto his weapon, causing the accidental discharge in which the civilians were lightly injured.

The Kabul City Police took the wounded civilians to a local hospital.

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