Combined force engages insurgents in Ghazni
An air weapons team engaged insurgents who fired on Afghan and coalition forces conducting a patrol in eastern Afghanistan today.
The combined patrol came under effective small-arms fire from approximately eight insurgents in the Andar District of Ghazni province.
After gaining positive identification on the insurgent position, an air weapons team engaged the insurgent firing position. After the engagement ended, the combined force called for a medical evacuation for wounded insurgents and reported approximately four insurgents had been killed.
The wounded were evacuated to an International Security Assistance Force medical facility for treatment.
ISAF is aware of allegations in the media of civilian casualties associated with this operation. ISAF is receiving reports from this operation and will provide updates as they become available.
Article by ISAF Joint Command