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Petty Officer 2nd Class Troy Pew, left, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Tami Anderson, react to an IED explosion during training at a mock Iraqi village at a strategic operations facility of Stu Segall Productions studio during Seahawk 2007. Seahawk 2007 is a joint maritime security exercise involving more than 900 integrated active and reserve forces from the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and U.S. Coast Guard. The exercise, held August 13-24, is intended to increase interoperability and enhance cooperation between the two services.

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two ISAF soldiers were killed and several others wounded in two separate improvised explosive device incidents in southern Afghanistan today.

"The scourge of IED strikes is an ongoing menace not only for ISAF troops but for the Afghan people who face it on a daily basis. By its very nature, the laying of IEDs, with the intention to kill and maim, is a cowardly and criminal act, and the Afghan security forces, aided by ISAF, will continue to reduce its threat," said Sqn Ldr Mat Best, a spokesperson for Regional Command South. "Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of those who have died or been injured in these tragic circumstances."

In accordance with ISAF policy, ISAF does not release the casualties' nationality prior to the relevant national authority doing so.


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Date Taken:09.06.2007

Date Posted:09.06.2007 15:10

Location:KABUL, AFGlobe

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