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NEWS RELEASE
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
7115 South Boundary Boulevard
MacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101
Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894

August 11, 2003
Release Number: 03-08-24


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


STATEMENT FROM CENTRAL COMMAND

MACDILL AFB, Tampa - Today at approximately 10:00am local, coalition forces on patrol in the vicinity of Orgun, in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan, were fired upon by several individuals. Coalition close air support was called in and responded to the enemy forces that were identified and fleeing towards the Pakistani border. The incident resulted in the unfortunate and unintended engagement of Pakistani security forces in the area. Initial reports indicate that two persons died and one was wounded as a result of the incident

The incident is currently under investigation.

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