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Los Angeles Times
By David Zucchino
June 11, 2009

Reporting from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan — The accusation was damning: U.S. soldiers were said to have tossed a grenade into a crowd of Afghans in the eastern province of Kunar on Tuesday, killing two civilians and wounding five to 50 others.

American public affairs officers previously have been slow in responding. U.S. military officials here complain that Taliban leaders are often better and faster at spreading their versions of deadly events.

This time, however, public affairs officers mounted a swift and detailed information operation. Within 24 hours, a public affairs team at Bagram air base released a video showing an explosion as U.S. soldiers worked to free an American military vehicle stuck on a median in the town of Asadabad. It also provided technical details it said proved the grenade was a Russian-made version commonly used by insurgents. (more…)

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by AFP

MANILA, Philippines — Nine people have been wounded in a grenade attack in the southern Philippines, the military said Saturday. (more…)

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