An improvised mine
exploded during the operation, injuring a national guard officer whose condition is stable, added Laroui.
His tactical decisions and improvised mine
ended the stalemate, thus allowing the complete clearance of the Anti-Afghan Forces stronghold without additional casualties and ending the five-and-a-half-hour firefight.
Bruno de Solenni from California and two Afghan interpreters were driving down Highway 1, the region's only paved road, and hit an improvised mine