September 24, 2010
US and Afghan forces have defeated another coordinated Haqqani Network assault on a US outpost in eastern Afghanistan. The attack is the second of its kind in eastern Afghanistan in three days.
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The vehicle used in the suicide assault on Forward Operating Base Gardez in Paktia province.
The al Qaeda-linked Haqqani Network attempted to breach the outer perimeter of Forward Operating Base Gardez in Paktia province with a coordinated suicide assault today. A suicide bomber driving a car was followed by four fighters armed with AK-47 assault rifles and suicide vests who "attempted to breach a fortified area of the base," but were stopped by US and Afghan troops guarding the outpost, according to a Combined Joint Task Force 101 press release.
"Coalition forces engaged the vehicle, destroying it and disrupting the attack," CJTF-101 stated. " The remaining attackers were killed as they attempted to flee the scene." In the failed assault, only two Afghan soldiers were reported to have been wounded.
Coalition forces are "pursuing the remainder of the attacking force, estimated to be around 20."
Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/09/us_afghan_forces_def.php#ixzz10U4tbHYa
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