Statement from ISAF'S Regional Commander Southwest on Preemptive Killing of Suicide Bomber

07 October 2012

CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – The following statement is from the commander of the International Security Assistance Force Regional Command Southwest, Gen Charles ‘Mark’ Gurganus

"I offer my congratulations to police in the Kajaki District of Helmand province for successfully identifying and killing a suicide bomber who had planned to target a police patrol and possibly harm innocent civilians.  The police’s swift response to this cowardly act prevented any casualties and demonstrated again the professionalism and bravery of Afghanistan's National Police."

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