28 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-075

ANA and Coalition forces engage insurgents

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Army (ANA) and Coalition special operations forces were involved in three separate engagements against insurgents in Uruzgan province yesterday.

Near the city of Cahar Cineh, following an insurgent attack on ANA and Coalition forces, close air support was requested. The engagement resulted in the death of some insurgents and the capture of three others.

In two further engagements near Oruzgan city, Coalition special operation forces engaged insurgents with direct and indirect fire and again called for close air support. These engagements lasted more than six hours and resulted in more insurgent deaths.

Unfortunately, one Afghan National Army soldier died of wounds during the second engagement near Oruzgan city. There were no injuries to Coalition special operation forces or local civilians during the engagements.

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