10 militants killed, 1 detained as ANA, ISAF respond to attack in Paktika
Written by Bagram Media Center
Saturday, 04 July 2009
KABUL, Afghanistan (July 4) - At least 10 militants were killed and one detained as Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) service members responded to an attack on a combat outpost in Paktika province this morning.
Insurgents attacked with indirect fire, including multiple rockets and mortars, at least one of which contained white phosphorous, small-arms fire and a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device.
Afghan National Army and ISAF responded with counter fire, close air support and attack helicopters, killing at least 10 of the attackers and detaining one.
There were no civilian casualties reported in the event.