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Operation Black Sand blasts the insurgency to dust

Story by Cpl. Jeff Drew | 2nd Marine Division | Date: 08.12.2011

COMBAT OUTPOST SHUKVANI, Helmand province, Afghanistan – A blast of fire, triggered by 1,750 pounds of C4 explosive, erupted from the ground sending a shockwave ripping through the air. Secondary explosions suggested local improvised explosive devices sympathetically detonated as a massive mushroom cloud rose into the sky.

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