Dozens of government installations across northeastern Afghanistan were attacked by the Taliban over the weekend, but Fort Campbell officials say the attacks caused relatively few deaths or injuries.
2nd Brigade Combat Team Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Townley Hedrick says he received a report that insurgent forces struck six districts in the Kunar Province, which included the district governors’ offices, police and army outposts.
Lieutenant Colonel Hedrick says the insurgent’s failed attempt to cause mass casualties is a great indicator that the partnership between soldiers from the brigade who are serving as advisors to their Afghan counterparts is going strong.
Lieutenant Colonel Hedrick says the attacks began around 1 a.m. and lasted until 8 a.m. on Friday and following the intense battle, the bodies of eight Taliban were found.
About 400 soldiers from the local brigade are deployed in Afghanistan in multiple advisor teams throughout northeastern Afghanistan for a 9-month rotation.