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(EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) IED EXPLOSION RPT (PBIED) SHARANA PRT : 3 CIV KIA 7 CIV WIA 1 UE KIA
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Last 24: Unit: PRT SHARANA DTG: 2007-05-10 Commanders Summary: (S//REL) Today we hosted and briefed JFC-Brunnsum NATO General Ramms (German GO) at the PRT. Also, briefing were the Governor of Paktika, the 4-73rd CAV, The Polish Battle Group and an RCP (Route Clearing Package) display put on by TF Rugged. After the briefing and tour of the display we traveled to the SHARAN CEE so that our distinguished visitors could get a first hand view of the types of projects we do with the IROA. (S//REL) Our weapons slant for the M2 .50 Cal is one out of four operational. We will test fire an M2 tomorrow morning which should bring us to two of four operational. We continue to borrow one M2 .50 Cal and one MK19 from the Engineer battalion here at FOB Sharana. However, AECON is working with us to expedite repair of the M2s as well as we received help today from the BSB. Ten of seventeen HMMWVs are FMC. Six vehicles have critical parts on order, one less than yesterday, since a transfer case arrived today which is being installed. Political: (S//REL) NSTR Military: (S//REL) NSTR Economic: (S//REL) NTSR Security: (S//REL) NTSR Infrastructure: (S//REL) LT Cooke participated in VIP site tour of the SHARAN Center for Educational Excellence. The construction is progressing as scheduled. Workmanship on the project is improving. The PRT Commander, the Governor of Paktika, and our USAID rep discussed the SHARAN 100 bed hospital, it was agreed that the project needs to move forward. Conducted weekly project progress meeting with BACC for the MATA KHAN and SAR HAWZA District Centers. Scheduled contract meetings for bids related to the purchase of 500 chairs for the government of Paktika. Scheduled meeting with contractor to bid on proposed 3 story Justice Center to be located in SHARAN. Prepared for project closeout of MUSHKHEL Retention Dam Project and Solar Waterworks System located at Governors compound in SHARAN Information: - (S//REL) We received a request from Catamounts IO officer to have the Governor approve an IO response in regards to the MARGAH suicide bombing. Once the response is approved it will be aired on Voice of Paktika and SWBS OE. - Voice of Paktika report: (S//REL) A suicide attack took placed in BERMEL district. This attack killed three people and seven other injured. The district sub governor said that the attack was close to the CF base in Margha. (S//REL) This morning Governor Akhpal Wak held a staff meeting with his directors. In this meeting, the director of public works and social affairs talked about the vocational centers to be built in the different districts. (S//REL) The director of education told Voice of Paktika that a school will be built in SAR HOWZA district. He added that the sub governor had a ground breaking ceremony for a elementary school in this district. He also said there are plans to build more Madrass in other districts.