As the ceremony was about to begin, the bomber, dressed as a medical professional was stopped by Afghan National Police inside the compound. As he was being questioned he took off running towards the ceremony.See Ace for this and a cool video.
As ANP forces chased the suspect, Coalition forces verbally instructed him to stop. When he did not, they engaged with small arms fire, hitting the bomber several times. A U.S. Soldier wrestled him to the ground, restraining him long enough to allow the crowd of people to move safely away. He was able to break free from the bomber prior to the explosion. He sustained only minor injuries from the blast.
Two of the seven injured Soldiers have been medically evacuated to Forward Operating Base Salerno where they are listed in stable condition.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Men among savages . . .
Read about this soldier in Afghanistan, and thank your lucky stars that there are men out there doing this for us. Amazing: