2009 Grenade Attack in Asadabad

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan Combined Joint Task Force-82 has released video of a deadly insurgent grenade attack that killed one and wounded many others June 9 in Asadabad, the provincial capital of Kunar in eastern Afghanistan. Coalition forces were attempting to free a vehicle that had become stuck when an unknown person threw the grenade, which caused the death and injuries. The video shows the Soldiers with the crowd, the explosion and the crowd dissipating shortly thereafter. The U.S. Soldiers were clearly focused on the recovery of the vehicle when the blast occurred. This video directly disputes the claims by Umranullah, a local shop keeper, and Asadullah Roya, an education official who reported the U.S. service members had thrown the grenade.


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