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Afghan Troops Repel Third Ambush in Three Days

American Forces Press Service

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 19, 2007 – Afghan National Auxiliary Police, advised by coalition forces, countered an attack Aug. 17 in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, killing nearly a dozen insurgents.

Forces were patrolling near Fire Base Robinson when about 20 insurgents attacked from buildings and trenches with small-arms fire, mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

It was the third such ambush in three days. No U.S. or Afghan forces were injured in any of the attacks, officials said.

(From a Combined Joint Task Force 82 news release.)

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