01 July 2008

PR# 2008-296

ISAF, Pakistan military kill militants

KABUL, Afghanistan - International Security Assistance Force troops in the Spera district, Khost province in coordination with the Pakistan military killed insurgents along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border after an attack on an ISAF combat outpost June 30.

Insurgents fired rockets, followed by a direct fire attack and rocket-propelled grenades, at an ISAF outpost while in Afghanistan.  ISAF responded with mortar, artillery fire and close air support.

The fleeing militants crossed into Pakistan; ISAF forces thus coordinated with the Pakistan military border area counterparts; and the Pakistan border force subsequently fired artillery on the retreating insurgents inside Pakistan.

There were no non-combatant casualties reported.

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