Tuesday, October 27, 2009

OEF Update, Oct. 27, 2009: 8 More US Troop Deaths in Afghanistan Tuesday

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct. 27, 2009 -- Eight U.S. servicemembers and an Afghan civilian working with ISAF were killed today in multiple complex IED attacks in southern Afghanistan. Additionally, several servicemembers were wounded in these incidents and were transported to a regional medical facility for treatment.

"A loss like this is extremely difficult for the families as well as for those who served alongside these brave servicemembers," said Navy Capt. Jane Campbell, IJC spokesperson. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends who mourn their loss."

Details concerning the event are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

(Compiled from NATO International Security Assistance Force news releases.)

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