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Afghanistan: Two US Soldiers Killed When Vehicle Slides Into River, Another Dies From IED
KABUL: Two US soldiers drowned when their Humvee vehicle slid into a river in Afghanistan, the military said on Friday.
August 5, 2005
Release Number: 05-08-08C
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AFGHANISTAN: TWO KILLED WHEN VEHICLE SLIDES INTO RIVER
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Two U.S. service members drowned after their High-Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle slid into the Kunar River northeast of Jalalabad on August 4.
Two other service members escaped from the vehicle before it slid into the river. One was treated and released by U.S. military medical personnel at the scene, and the other was transported to Bagram Airfield for treatment. He is in good condition and is expected to be released soon.
The up-armored Humvee was part of a larger convoy conducting operations against enemy forces. The convoy was traveling along the Kunar River , which is swollen due to melting snow from nearby mountain peaks and rainfall in the area in recent weeks.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones of these service members,” said U.S. Army Brig. Gen. James G. Champion, Combined Joint Task Force-76 deputy commanding general. “They gave their lives fighting in the Global War on Terrorism and we will not forget their sacrifice.”
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
August 4, 2005
Release Number: 05-08-06C
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AFGHANISTAN: 1 U.S. SERVICEMEMBER KILLED, 1 INJURED IN IED STRIKE
KABUL , Afghanistan – A U.S. service member was killed today and another injured when the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle they were traveling in was struck by what is believed to be an improvised explosive device near Orgun-E in Paktika province.
An Afghan National Army soldier was also injured in the attack.
The wounded were taken to a nearby Coalition base for treatment. Both were reported in stable condition.
Soldiers from the Afghan National Army provided security at the scene.
An investigation will be conducted into the incident.
The name of the deceased is being held pending notification of next of kin.