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BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Several more insurgents were killed in addition to the seven militants who were killed during this morning’s attack on the outer perimeter of Bagram Airfield, bringing the total up to nearly a dozen. The attack included rockets, small arms and grenades.

Four of the insurgents killed were intended suicide bombers.

One U.S. contractor was killed, nine service members were wounded and a building received minor damages during the attack.

Two of the nine wounded were returned to duty, all others are currently in stable condition. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

“Though it is clear the enemy intended a spectacular event here at BAF, they were unable to breach the perimeter and unable to detonate their suicide vests,” said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Clarence Counts Jr., military spokesman, Combined Joint Task Force-82 and Regional Command East. “The quick defensive reaction by the Bagram security forces likely saved a lot of lives.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:08


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