bagram media centre
August 15 – Three Afghans were wounded today during a riot in the Pul-e-Sayad village of Bagram District, Parwan.
The injured were part of a crowd of rioters who were throwing baseball size and larger rocks at U.S. forces escorting a local contractor to an Afghan Ministry of Defense base. After numerous attempts were made to stop the rock throwing, in which servicemembers were injured, six shots were fired by a coalition soldier in self defense.
An ISAF offer of medical assistance to treat the wounded was declined by the riot leader. The condition of the victims is unknown.
A land ownership dispute between the MoD and a local villager is believed to be the cause of the rioting.
Monday, 16 August 2010
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