Afghan Checkpoint

Coalition Forces Deal with Insurgent Attack Against Afghan Checkpoint

12/07/2010 – Last September, an estimated two dozen insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine guns and small arms at the post in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar province. International Security Assistance Forces and ANP responded in kind with small arms, heavy machine gun and mortar fire. Neither ISAF nor ANP personnel were injured during the attack.

Credit: U.S. Armed Forces, Afghanistan, September 18th, 2010

  • In the first photo U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Joseph B. Pitt of Atlanta, platoon leader for 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, watches the effect of 120 mm mortars against the enemy during a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18.
  • In the second photo of U.S. Army Sgt. Diamond I. Salsedo of Honolulu, and U.S. Army Sgt. Ricardo E. Maya of Corozal, Puerto Rico, both squad leaders with 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, shoot at the enemy during a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18.
  • The third photo shows U.S. Army Sgt. Diamond I. Salsedo using his rifle scope to search the hillside during a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18.
  • The final photo shows U.S. Army Sgt. Ricardo E. Maya of Corozal, Puerto Rico, a squad leader with 4th Platoon, Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, keeps watch as 120 mm white phosphorus mortar rounds hit the nearby ridgeline during a more than three-hour firefight at the Shege East Afghan National Police checkpoint Sept. 18.

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