Afghan forces lead security efforts in Helmand province
Written by Headquarters United States Forces Afghanistan
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Coalition forces killed four militants in separate clashes yesterday, in Nar Surkh district, Helmand province, located approximately 160 km west of Kandahar.
The combined forces were conducting a combat security patrol when they were attacked by militants using small-arms firing from an illegal check point. The combined forces responded with small-arms and heavy weapons fire, killing two militants.
“The Afghan National Security Forces continue to take charge and provide security to the Afghan people in Helmand Province,” said Col. Jerry O’Hara, a U.S. Forces Afghanistan spokesperson. “The ANSF are leading from the front and defending their country against those who rule by intimidation, hide among women and throw acid at children.”
No ANSF, Coalition forces or civilian casualties have been reported.