No Australian Casualties in Insurgent rocket attack on Multi National Base - Tarin Kot
22 July 2011
The Counter-Rocket, Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) ‘sense and warn’ system employed at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot provided early warning of an insurgent indirect fire attack on the base on Tuesday, 19 July 2011.
The attack resulted in no Australians casualties, however, a multi-national armoured accommodation container housing ADF personnel was struck by a rocket.
The Deputy Commander of Combined Team Uruzgan, Colonel David Smith, said three rockets were launched from approximately 6.5 kilometres west of the base just after midnight on 19 July.
“One of the three rockets struck and exploded on the roof of an armoured accommodation container but it failed to penetrate the hardened building,” Colonel Smith said.
Medical staff examined all the occupants of the container. One soldier, who is not Australian, has been treated for concussion
The other two rockets fired in the attack also failed to cause damage, with one rocket landing outside the perimeter of the base and another in a car park.
The rockets were identified by the C-RAM‘sense and warn’ system at the base.
“C-RAM proved effective in providing personnel with an early warning of the incoming threat, giving those outside suitable time to take cover,” Colonel Smith said.
Afghan National Security Forces and their ISAF partners continue to actively patrol for those who fired the rockets.