ANSF, Coalition forces kill 10 militants in Helmand

Release No: UNRELEASED Nov. 24, 2008 PRINT | E-MAIL


Nov. 21, 2008                                                                        

Release Number 20082111-02 

ANSF, Coalition forces kill 10 militants in Helmand 

KABUL, Afghanistan – Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition forces Thursday killed 10 militants near Highway 1 in Nahr Surkh District, Helmand province.

ANSF and Coalition forces were conducting a security patrol when they were attacked by militants with small-arms and machine-gun fire.  ANSF and Coalition forces returned fire, killing 10 militants.

During the engagement, an ANSF soldier was shot in the back.  He was treated on site and transported to a nearby Coalition medical facility.  No other ANSF, Coalition forces or civilians were injured during the engagement. 

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