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U.S., Afghan servicemembers respond during attack

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer Case
304th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionPaktya Province, Afghanistan  – One Afghan security contractor and five insurgents were killed when a squad-sized element of insurgents attacked three bases near Gardez, Paktya Province, September 24th. At least two others were injured.

The attack began when insurgents opened fire on the Forward Operating Base Goode (Gardez) entry control point with AK-47 rifles at about noon, said U.S. Army Capt. Scott M. Frederick, the FOB commander of FOB Lightning. One insurgent was killed and a truck belonging to a respected village elder was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade and set aflame in this initial attack.

An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at Forward Operating Base Thunder, one of three bases insurgents attacked in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 24th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Troy P. Johnson, 304th Public Affairs Detachment)

An Afghan National Army soldier stands guard at Forward Operating Base Thunder, one of three bases insurgents attacked in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 24th. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Troy P. Johnson, 304th Public Affairs Detachment)

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