The French MoD is reporting the deaths of two French ISAF soldiers from small arms fire in the Tagab Valley, Kapisa province, Afghanistan on Sunday, august 7th. Five additional soldiers were wounded in the attack. Here's the ISAF statement.
NATO is reporting the deaths of two ISAF soldiers from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed location in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, August 7th.
NATO is reporting the deaths of thirty ISAF soldiers from a helicopter crash in an undisclosed location in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, August 6th. One civilian and seven Afghanistan soldiers also died in the crash.
Reported security incidents
#1: Two explosive charges blew off in west Baghdad’s Amiriya district on Sunday, wounding 16 persons, among them a number of police and Army men, a Baghdad police source reported. “Two explosive charges blew off in Amiriya district’s, al-Amal al-Shaabi street, of west Baghdad, wounding 16 persons, including 8 policemen, 3 Army men and 5 civilians,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: A Nato helicopter has crash-landed in eastern Afghanistan, just days after the downing of a Chinook dispatched to bring in reinforcements for elite troops under attack. Nato did not report any casualties in the latest incident and said the cause was under investigation. It said there was no enemy activity in the area at the time. The helicopter was a Chinook flying in Paktia province to pick up special operations troops, but it apparently suffered a mechanical failure and crash-landed. The crew were rescued by troops.
#2: A military vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the South Waziristan tribal region on the Afghan border late on Sunday, wounding at least 10 soldiers, local government officials said.
#3: Afghan police killed two suicide bombers before they could detonate their explosives in the eastern province of Khost on Sunday, Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, posted on Twitter. He gave no further details.
#4: At least three policemen were shot dead Sunday evening when unknown gunmen opened fire at a police vehicle patrolling on the street in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta, reported local Urdu TV channel Duniya.
MoD: Marine James Robert Wright
DoD: Sgt. Daniel D. Gurr
DoD: Spc. Jinsu Lee
DoD: Spc. Mark J. Downer
Fr./MoD: Le caporal Kisan Bahadur
Fr./MoD: Le légionnaire de 1re classe Gerhardus JANSEN
Monday, August 8, 2011
Posted by whisker at 3:55 AM