Afghan, coalition force kills 8 insurgents in Helmand
An Afghan and coalition patrol killed eight insurgents when the insurgents attacked the patrol with small-arms fire in the Sangin District of Helmand province Thursday.
After positively identifying insurgent firing positions, the combined force returned fire. When the force continued to receive fire from the insurgent positions they requested artillery rocket support and close-air support. Two rockets were fired on insurgent positions and an International Security Assistance Force aircraft engaged an insurgent position with a precision-weapon.
The combined force reported all weapons impacted the intended targets.
Initial operational reporting states there were no civilian casualties.
Article by ISAF Joint Command