26 February 2005: Kilo-3 Cache & Firefight in Jadran District

“A Kilo Company platoon received RPG and small arms fire resulting in no injuries at their patrol base near the village of Waza, Jardran District, Paktia Province…  Kilo Company recovered two separate weapons cache consisting of (3) RPGs, (3) RPKs, (4) AK-47, (4) 303 British Rifle, (1) 12 gauge rifle, (1) RPG casing, (1) 105 casing, (2323) 7.62mm x 39 rounds, (348) 7.62mm x 54 rounds, (252) 303 British rifle rounds, (91) 30 caliber rounds, (64) 7. 62mm x 54 link rounds, (62) 7. 62mm x 39 armor piercing rounds, (38) 50 caliber rounds, (29) 7. 62mm x 39 red-tipped rounds, (19) 5. 54 x 39 rounds, (3) grenades and (2) 7.62mm x 25 rounds in the village of Waza, Jardran District, Paktia Province.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 January to 30 June 2005


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“Meanwhile reports had begun to indicate that insurgent activity was increasing in the Khowst-Gardez (K-G) Pass, a narrow mountainous road linking Khowst and Paktia Provinces. Kilo Company pushed 3rd Platoon to the area to investigate the reports. On 26 February, after recovering a fairly large weapons cache in the area, 3rd Platoon received medium machine gun and small arms fire from an unknown number of AQAM at their patrol base near the village of Waza, in the Jadran District, Paktia Province. It was assessed that the locals in Jadran are largely pro­government and that their reporting of the arms cache uncovered by Kilo Company prompted the AQAM to take action. The enemy action was confined to a brief initiation with RPK and AK-47 fire and a rapid displacement by the enemy, in which the platoon returned fire and pursued. The Marines suffered no casualties or damage. The Kilo platoon remained in the area and continued to exploit information provided by the local populace.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 January to 30 June 2005

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