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Afghan Contractor Killed in Attack on Forward Operating Base

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2007 – Taliban insurgents attacked Forward Operating Base Bari Kowt in Afghanistan’s Kunar province early Jan. 27, killing one civilian contractor and injuring three others.

Coalition forces took rocket and small-arms fire from two nearby ridges and returned fire with 120 mm mortars and 155 mm artillery. The base received minimal damage from the attack, although two tents were destroyed.

During the attack, Taliban insurgents killed one Afghan contractor. Three Afghan contractors received superficial wounds and were taken to a coalition hospital for medical treatment.

No coalition or Afghan military forces were injured during the attack.

(From a Combined Joint Task Force 76 news release.)

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