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Afghanistan timeline March 16-31, 2003

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March 31, 2003

March 30, 2003

  • U.S. forces called in air support that smashed a cluster of suspected rebel vehicles and killed at least two attackers in the eastern border town of Shkin[?] in Afghanistan.
  • Six Afghan civilians were killed and six were injured when their taxi hit a landmine 12 kilometers (7 miles) north of Lashkargah[?]. It was alleged that the mine had been laid during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The taxi had left a rutted dirt road apparently to avoid potholes.
  • Assailants fired about a dozen 82 mm mortar rounds toward a U.S. base near