ISAF kills 18 insurgents in Konar PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bagram Media Center   
Sunday, 12 April 2009

KABUL, Afghanistan (April 12) – Eighteen insurgents were killed during a pre-emptive defensive strike by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Konar province on the evening of April 10. 

ISAF service members were on patrol throughout the day along a known insurgent infiltration route in the Pech District.  The force then established a patrol base and deployed out an observation team.

Approximately 26 insurgents with weapons and lights walked within six feet of the observers, giving the patrol positive identification of the group. 

As the group of insurgents moved toward the patrol, the observers radioed back to the patrol base. The patrol leader then repositioned his personnel to engage the militants. 

After the initial fire fight, close-air support and attack helicopters were called to support the ground forces. 

Following the engagement, the platoon collected enemy supplies including 10 AK-47s, Rocket-propelled grenade launchers with ammunition, five radios and two hand grenades.

The incident resulted in no civilian or ISAF casualties.


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