Afghanistan: April 30, 2002


Al Qaeda attempts to ambush allied troops in eastern Paktia province has led to two gun battles and at least four enemy dead. There were no allied casualties. In one case, the al Qaeda tried to attack Australian SAS. This led to the enemy quickly reconsidering their action and attempting to run. The Australians took after them, calling in more American infantry to try and trap the fleeing foe. An al Qaeda base was discovered and much weapons and munitions captured. The al Qaeda are operating right by Pakistan border and were last seen heading for Pakistan. Pro Taliban Pushtuns in Afghanistan are reported to be rushing to the border to prevent any allied troops from entering.


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