6 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-512

ISAF soldiers respond to enemy fire in Kunar

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – ISAF forces operating in Kunar province today responded to enemy fire after being attacked in a remote area several kilometers north of Asadabad village.

ISAF forces were engaged with small arms fire from multiple positions. The ground commander called in airstrikes against positively identified enemy firing positions, including a hostile compound.

Initial indications are that there were a number of insurgent casualties. 

“Contrary to some press reports, at this time there is no reason for us to believe that there are any civilian casualties of any type,” said Maj. John Thomas, ISAF spokesman.

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