The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) killed three insurgents after being ambushed near Tana Village, Chamkani District, Paktiya Province, Dec. 3.
The patrol was pinned down by small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire. After ensuring the area was clear of civilians, the area was clear of civilians, the joint patrol called for air support killing three insurgents. The patrol was able to clear the remainder of the route to their compound, and ensure the area was free of insurgent activity.
While advising the Patrol Commander, a Special Operations Task Force-East Operations Officer said, "Even with the large amount of insurgents in the area, the ANSF are effectively countering their actions, making them unable to intimidate and attack the civilians of the remote village."
No civilian or Afghan National Security Forces were injured or killed during the engagement.
Article by Sgt. Jenie Fisher, Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan