Cross border attack repelled by air weapons team

Release No: UNRELEASED Sept. 27, 2010 PRINT | E-MAIL

KABUL, Afghanistan (Sept. 26) — An air weapons team engaged a significant number of insurgents following an attack on a remote Afghan National Security Force outpost in Khost province Friday.

ANSF received direct and indirect fire at Combat Outpost Narizah near the Pakistan border. An air weapons team in the area observed the enemy fire, and following International Security Assistance Force rules of engagement, crossed into the area of enemy fire. The ISAF aircraft then engaged, killing more than 30 insurgents.

Two ISAF helicopters returned to the border area Saturday and were engaged by small-arms fire. The aircraft returned fire, resulting in several additional insurgents killed.

Initial reports indicate no civilian were injured or killed during either operation.