Saturday, February 25, 2012

6 Afghan police die while defusing bomb

Foot patrol in Nawbor Village, Bala Murghab Di...
photo by  Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace - via Wikipedia
Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense says six Afghan soldiers have been killed and 16 others wounded while trying to defuse a roadside bomb.

The ministry says the soldiers died Saturday in Mukar district of Baghdis province in western Afghanistan. 

Deputy provincial governor Abdul Ghani Sabir confirming the incident said, based on the preliminary information the explosion took place as a result of an improvised explosive device which was brough inside the military base to be defused by the Afghan security forces.
Mr. Sabir further added, at least 10 people were killed and more than 15 others were injured following the incident.

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Nice story - please credit my photo to Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, not Wikipedia. Thanks.

Kevin Wallace

caption modified! Thanks for it!

Thanks for doing what you do SgtJim - telling the story is a difficult, yet worthwhile task.

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