09 June 2008

PR# 2008-240

Supply helicopter damaged by insurgent fire

KABUL, Afghanistan – A contracted supply aircraft for ISAF was damaged by insurgent fire this morning after landing at an ISAF base in Nuristan province.

The base came under attack from rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire immediately following the aircraft landing there to drop off supplies.  The Soldiers on the base returned fire with small arms, mortars, artillery and close air support causing the insurgents to break off their attack.

No ISAF, contractors or Afghan civilians were injured during the incident.

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