Numerous insurgents killed during combined patrol
An Afghan National Security and International Security Assistance Force patrol killed numerous insurgents in Shah Wali Kot, northern Kandahar province, Monday.
The joint patrol force was conducting a dismounted patrol after receiving intelligence reports indicating a large number of insurgents, including many high-ranking leaders, would be present in the area.
As the ANSF and ISAF patrol entered the area, they were met with heavy small-arms and machine-gun fire. As the combined patrol engaged the insurgents, they went through a number of nearby compounds and evacuated and protected 34 women and numerous children, while they were taking fire.
Having sheltered the civilians, the combined force cleared the insurgent-firing positions, killing more than 10 insurgents and detaining several more, including one insurgent who was taken to a coalition hospital to receive medical care.
The patrol recovered 23 AK-47's, nine heavy machine-guns and nine pistols from the area.
Article by ISAF Joint Command