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    Task Force Wolverine recovers rockets in Parwan province



    Story by Staff Sgt. Whitney Hughes 

    Combined Joint Task Force - 82 PAO

    PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Afghan national policemen turned in two 122 mm rockets to the Parwan Operational Coordination Center (provincial) in the town of Charikar in Parwan province, April 10.

    "The rockets were pointed directly at Bagram Airbase," said U.S. Army Maj. Timothy Mccollum, the executive officer at the OCCP. "By turning them in, they definitely prevented an indirect fire attack, and probably saved lives," he added.

    The Russian-made rockets were discovered by the anti-terrorism officer of the Criminal Investigative Division of the ANP. The ANP then brought the two rockets to the OCCP, which also serves as the ANP Headquarters, where Soldiers photographed the rockets and obtained statements from the anti-terrorism officer.

    The recovery of these rockets benefits the Coalition forces and adds to the security of Afghanistan by preventing the loss of innocent lives. In addition, this demonstrates to the people that the ANP are committed to ensuring their safety, said Capt. Asadullah Daheri (through a translator), an Afghan national police officer stationed at the OCCP.

    The rockets were later taken to the Disbandment of Illegal Armed Groups for destruction. This discovery and notification is a textbook example of a successful coordination between the ANP, CID, and OCCP in a joint effort to ensure the security of Parwan Province, said McCollum.



    Date Taken: 04.10.2010
    Date Posted: 04.17.2010 22:04
    Story ID: 48296
    Location: PARWAN PROVINCE, AF 

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