Missouri National Guard Members Survive Suicide Blast

AFGHANISTAN (KMOX) – All members of a Missouri National Guard unit in Afghanistan are safe after a suicide bomber struck a forward operating base where they are stationed.

One civilian was killed at the base when insurgents detonated a vehicle bomb and used small arms fire at the base in Nangarhar Province.

Governor Jay Nixon was notified of the attack and was assured that none of the 55 soldiers and airmen from Missouri had suffered “life-threatening injuries.”

They are members of the Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team-Six.  Their mission is to help with agriculture reconstruction and development in Nangarhar Province.

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