Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Female suicide bomber & Booby trap IED's kill 4 U.S. Service Members, Injure 13

From Fox News:
As the coffins of four U.S. service members returned to Dover, Del. Wednesday..., Fox News has learned new details about the attack in which they died Sunday in Afghanistan...

Fox News has learned that 13 other service members were also severely injured in the assault...

A Ranger regiment that included 36 troops and a canine unit were attempting to capture a high value target in Panjwai in southern Afghanistan. When the troops arrived at the home, U.S. military officials said, the unit did a typical “call out” asking for those inside to come out.

One man appeared. Reports from the battlefield suggest he dropped to his knees and lifted his shirt to show the U.S. forces that he was not wearing a suicide bomb vest.

As several members of the Ranger unit moved toward the man to begin questioning him, a woman wearing a suicide vest emerged from the house and blew herself up, killing several members of the unit instantly, along with the dog, and injuring others.

Another Afghan male tried to escape from the compound.

As U.S. army medics, explosives specialists and others in the unit moved in to help the wounded, 13 improvised explosive devices went off, killing and injuring more U.S. forces.