2 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-498

ISAF responds to enemy attack with air support

KABUL, Afghanistan – ISAF provided an aerial show of force this morning when Taliban extremists attacked the Afghan National Police and innocent civilians in a village in Por Chaman district.

Early this morning, the extremists surrounded the village.  They began firing at the ANP and civilians alike, wounding three police.  After the aircraft flew over, the extremists reportedly fled.

“As sometimes happens, all that was needed from the air was a show of force,  to secure a situation and deter the enemy,” said Lt. Col Maria Carl, ISAF spokesperson. 

Based on a request from the Afghan National Army, ISAF called in two A-10 aircraft whose show of force resulted in the extremists fleeing into the mountains.

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