18 June 2008

PR# 2008-261

ISAF forces respond to small-arms fire near Afghanistan-Pakistan border

KABUL, Afghanistan - Helicopters responded to a small-arms fire attack at about 2 p.m. in Kunar Province near the Pakistan border June 17.

Two U.S. OH-58 Kiowa helicopters were conducting ISAF patrols at the time when they were attacked about 2 kilometres from the border with Pakistan. The helicopters returned fire in self-defence. At no time did any aircraft enter Pakistani airspace.

ISAF units on the ground also responded to the attack with artillery fire. All rounds were confirmed to have landed in Afghanistan.

No helicopters were damaged, and no ISAF service members were injured in the incident.

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