Thursday, August 24, 2006

Extremist's Rockets Injure Nomads

Release Date: 8/22/2006
Release Number: 06-08-02P
Created by: Sharbe L. Clark.
Last updated: Sharbe L. Clark.

(link) Description: BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Several rockets fired by Taliban extremists struck a Kuchie (nomad) encampment injuring two civilians in Gardez on Aug. 21. The injured are being treated by Coalition medical personnel. Their condition is not known that this time.

“Taliban extremists continue to show a blatant disregard for human life as demonstrated by the injuries suffered by innocent Kuchie civilians,” said Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, Combined Joint Task Force-76 spokesman. “It doesn’t matter if the extremists were aiming at Coalition forces or not, the end result is that two innocent people were wounded by their rockets. The extremists make no apologies for the negligence of their tactics. Their actions are inexcusable and indefensible.”

Coalition forces often come to the aid and rescue of civilians injured by Taliban extremists. Citizens should report suspicious activity to their Provincial Coordination Center , Afghan or Coalition security forces.

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