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KABUL, Afghanistan (June 30) – Afghan and ISAF forces repelled a number of insurgents when they attacked Jalalabad airfield this morning using a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms fire.  

The airfield’s perimeter was not breached, and several insurgents were killed during the attack.  Two combined security force members received minor injuries; there are no reports of civilian injuries.

“The combination of our Afghan and coalition forces are always prepared to deal with attacks on this facility shared by Afghans and ISAF, and the response this morning was immediate,” said Maj. Mary Constantino, spokesman, Task Force Bastogne.  

“This was not only an attack on a combined Afghan and ISAF facility, it was also an attack on the people of Afghanistan. The reality is that attacks such as this have absolutely no impact on the overall security situation in Afghanistan, said IJC Spokesperson Navy Capt. Jane Campbell. “While designed to garner media attention, this attack only temporarily disrupted operations as our forces successfully repelled the attack.”

The incident is under investigation, and more information will be released when it becomes available.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 June 2010 07:42
 

    

 


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