Tuesday, November 4, 2008

OEF Summary; Nov. 4, 2008: Troops Kill 5 Insurgents in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2008 -- Afghan and coalition forces killed five insurgents during a combat security patrol in the Nahr Surkh district of Afghanistan’s Helmand province yesterday, military officials reported.

Insurgents engaged the patrol with rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire. The combined forces responded with small-arms fire, killing five insurgents. A small weapons cache was also discovered.

In other Afghanistan news, a U.S. civilian shot and killed a local national in an altercation that took place in southern Afghanistan this morning.

Reports indicate the man was shot after pouring and igniting a flammable liquid on another U.S. civilian, officials said. The civilian suffered serious burns and was transported to the nearest coalition forces medical facility. The incident is under investigation.

(Compiled from U.S. Forces Afghanistan news releases.)

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