SOF medics and ANSF respond to casualties of suicide bomber in Paktika


running up that hill
Jan 3, 2007
in Wonderland, with my Alice

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Courtesy of CJSOTF-A Media Operations Center, May 2, 2011) – Medics from the Special Operations Task Force-East and local Afghan national security forces medically evacuated four of the sixteen wounded civilians to a nearby medical clinic for treatment to shrapnel wounds after a suicide bomber detonated his vest in the Shkin village bazaar, Paktika province May 1.

Three local civilians were killed and 16 wounded in the attack.

The remaining injuries have been treated and continue to be monitored or have been released.

One of the three killed, and presumed target of the attack, was Sher Nawaz, a head elder of the Ahmadzai Waziri, who was reportedly singled out for his long-time support of the government of Afghanistan.

In addition to Nawaz, two teenage girls were killed, each dying from significant head injuries.