IED Disarmed In Mosque
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Coalition forces disarmed an improvised explosive device discovered in a mosque in the Pachir Wa Agam District of Nangarhar Province on Friday. An Afghan disclosed the location of the IED to Afghan National Police officers who in turn notified Coalition forces. With permission from local religious leaders, explosive ordnance specialists entered the mosque and rendered the IED harmless.

“The emplacement of an IED in a mosque or any other public building, targeting innocent Afghan citizens, is a heinous act,” said Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, spokesman for the Coalition’s Combined Joint Task Force – 76. “That an Afghan citizen sought the help of police and Coalition forces clearly shows that the country is united and confident in its stand against extremists,” he said.
Posted by: Glenmore 2006-03-19