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U.S. Marines Attacked in Afghanistan

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2005 – Two U.S. Marines were wounded March 12 in an ambush by anti-coalition militia while conducting routine security patrols north of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.

The unit reported receiving rocket-propelled-grenade, automatic-weapons and machine gun fire at about 6 p.m. local time.

Both Marines received shrapnel wounds to the shoulder, and both were treated at the scene before continuing with their mission.

The insurgent fighters retreated after the ambush. The Marines conducted a search of the area and continued their mission.

(From a Combined Forces Command Afghanistan news release.)

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