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indirect fire

  • n  fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons
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  • AP sources: 4 US troops killed in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON — Defense officials say four U.S. troops were killed Tuesday at or near Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Officials say the four were killed by indirect fire, likely a mortar or rocket, but they had no other details. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to provide details on the deaths.
    June 19, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Four U.S. Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan, Hours After Taliban Talks Announced
    No one said that the Taliban's agreement to participate in direct talks with the U.S. would be easy. But the plan's first big challenge occurred just hours after its unveiling, when four U.S. soldiers died as a result of "indirect fire" from an insurgent attack at Bagram air base, according to a U.S. official cited in multiple media reports. The conditions laid out by the U.S. as prerequisites ...
    June 19, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Four U.S. service members killed in attack on Bagram Air Base
    Four American service members were killed in a mortar attack on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Tuesday, a senior defense official confirmed to NBC News.The four International Security Assistance Force service members died after an indirect fire attack in eastern Afghanistan, the ISAF said in a statement.The attack came just hours after the White House announced that the U.S. will soon meet ...
    June 19, 2013 - NBC NEWS

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