Coalition forces killed five insurgents after they observed an imminent threat from armed individuals at a historic insurgent fighting position in Ghazi Abad District, Kunar province.
Coalition forces on the ground monitored the five insurgents for several hours to ensure positive identification and intent of the individuals prior to requesting the close air support to engage. The insurgents killed were in possession of automatic weapons and were digging to emplace a mortar tube.
All rounds were reported safe and on target. There were no reports of injuries or damages to civilians in the area.
Article by ISAF Joint Command