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(EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) PREMATURE DETONATION RPT (PBIED) TF ZABUL : 1 CIV WIA 1 UE KIA
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AT 140354ZJAN07 TF Zabul reported a suicide bomber with an IED vest pre-detonated himself 2.3km S of FOB APACHE near a US Corps of Engineers element. No US or coalition casualties. One LN injured in the blast. The Romanian QRF and Vulcan EOD team responded from FOB Lagman. ANA and ANP forces have cordoned off the site and have over watch from nearby high ground. TF Paladin EOD from Qalat will complete post blast report. Incident closed. ISAF Tracking# 01-226. ======================================================================= Summary from duplicate report Initial report suggests that Corps of Engineers struck a IED. The follow up report stated that it was a failed suicide bomber that detonated his/her vest prematurely. FF are continuing to develop the situation. No friendly casualties reported yet. 42SUA022540 2.3KM S of FOB APACHE / Qalat District / Zabul Province / RC (S) LATE UPDATE AS AT 1604D*: A total of 6 x LNs were brought to ZABUL Provincial Hospital, and all released later on. It is believed that the attack was directed against passing US armoured vehicles. ISAF Tracking# 01-226. End duplicate report summary ========================================================================