BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Two Afghan National Police officers were attacked by Taliban fighters near Shkin Village, Bermel District, Paktika Province Oct. 22.
The ANP officers were manning a security checkpoint when an unknown number of insurgents attacked their checkpoint using small-arms fire. The ANP repelled the attack forcing the insurgents to flee the area.
After receiving notification of the attack, Coalition forces immediately responded and determined the ANP wounded were in need of serious medical care. The ANP officers were stabilized by the Coalition Soldiers on the scene and later evacuated to a nearby medical facility for further treatment.
“The ANP have again demonstrated their commitment to bringing peace and stability to IRoA,” said Army Maj. Chris Belcher, a Combined Joint Task Force-82 spokesman. “This cowardly attack is another attempt to intimidate ANP members and terrorize Afghan civilians.”
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