BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (April 15, 2008) – Several insurgents were killed by Afghan National Army and Coalition forces during a reconnaissance patrol, April 10, near Aminah Kalay, Zabul province. A group of insurgents attempted to ambush the patrol using small arms.
The ANA returned small-arms and heavy machine-gun fire. During the attack, several insurgents were spotted relocating to a secondary position in an attempt to flank friendly forces.
The ANA identified the enemy fighting position, engaged with small arms fire and called in close-air support, eliminating the enemy threat and destroying four motorcycles and three trucks.