Monday, November 23, 2009

OEF Update, Nov. 23, 2009: 4 US Servicemembers Killed in Afghanistan in 24 Hours

Dispatches from the Front

Dispatches from the Front:

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2009 -- The Norwegian Home Guard commander visited the ISAF Joint Command at the North Kabul International Airport military compound Nov. 22.

Major Gen. Bernt Iver Ferdinand Brovold was the guest of Maj. Gen. Jacques Lechevallier, IJC deputy commander. During his brief visit to IJC, the Norwegian general was briefed on the different types of threats Afghan people face and the IJC counterinsurgency strategy. Key points focused on protecting the Afghan people, synchronizing good governance with responsive development and security and partnering with the Afghan National Security Forces to accelerate the growth of Afghanistan’s security capacity.

While in Afghanistan, General Brovold will visit Norwegian troops deployed here.

ISAF Casualties:

Four ISAF servicemembers died in the last 24 hours in Afghanistan.

Three servicemembers from the United States died in southern Afghanistan yesterday. Two of the servicemembers died as the result of an IED attack, while the third servicemember was killed by insurgent’s small arms fire in a separate incident.

Another U.S. servicemember was killed as a result of an IED detonation in eastern Afghanistan today.

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

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