21 June 2008

PR# 2008-277

ISAF attacked by cross-border artillery fire

KABUL, Afghanistan - An ISAF forward operating base (FOB) and an Afghan National Army compound in north-eastern Paktika Province were attacked with indirect fire from across the Afghanistan-Pakistan border today.

Three rounds of indirect fire landed in the vicinity of the ISAF FOB and three rounds landed inside an Afghan National Army compound.

ISAF forces determined the origination of the rounds to be in Pakistan and returned artillery fire in self-defence.

The engagement started at approximately 5:15 p.m. local and the Pakistan military was immediately notified when ISAF forces came under fire.

No casualties have been reported.

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