Insurgents Kill 2 Civilians, Wound 15 in IED Strikes
Insurgents killed two Afghan civilians and wounded 15 more in improvised explosive device attacks throughout Afghanistan yesterday.
An Afghan woman was killed and two others were injured, including a 4-year-old girl, when an IED detonated near Shin Kai village in Zabul province.
The three Afghan females were travelling into Shin Kai village by horse when a pressure-plate IED detonated, killing one of the women, according to coalition officials.
The wounded were picked up by an Afghan civilian and brought to a forward operating base where they received medical treatment from Afghan National Army soldiers and coalition forces. The victims were airlifted to the nearest medical facility in Qalat to receive treatment.
"Once again the enemies of Afghanistan have shown their ruthless disregard for the lives of ordinary Afghan citizens," said Col. Rafael Torres, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director.
"Insurgents continue to plant IEDs along roadways, district centers, schools, farms and other locations, which are injuring and killing Afghan citizens."
Another Afghan civilian was killed by an IED blast in the Yosuf Khel District of Paktika province.
Seven civilians were injured in two different IED explosions in the Garm Ser District of Helmand province. The wounded were treated at local hospitals.
Coalition officials said three Afghan civilians, including a 14-year-old boy, were injured when an IED exploded in Darrah-I-Bum village in Badghis province. The IED was planted in a wadi, a dry riverbed at the base of a valley, at a crossing point used by villagers.
Villagers brought the victims by donkey to a forward operating base. ANA soldiers and U.S. Marine Special Operations Team medical personnel provided immediate medical treatment to the injured, and called in a helicopter to transfer the injured to a medical facility in the Murghab River valley for follow-on care.
Two more civilians were wounded by an IED blast in the Nahr-e Saraj District of Helmand province. ISAF forces flew the injured to a military medical facility for treatment.
In the Zharay District of Kandahar province, an Afghan child was wounded in an IED explosion. ISAF forces transported the child to a nearby military medical treatment facility.
According to confirmed coalition reports, insurgent's IEDs have killed more than 50 innocent Afghan civilians and wounded more than 150 in July alone.
Article by ISAF Joint Command