11 July 2008

PR# 2008-312

Insurgents fire at Afghan, Pakistan targets

 

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents simultaneously fired at targets in Afghanistan and Pakistan on the evening of July 10.

At about 8:30 p.m., Afghan Border Police and a Pakistani military unit each reported receiving indirect fire. ISAF forces tracked the fire to two points within Afghanistan and returned fire with artillery and one GBU-13 bomb dropped from an F-15 aircraft.

All ISAF rounds were verified to have hit the origins of insurgent fire.

Reports to ISAF state that four Afghan Border Police officers and eight Pakistani military members were wounded in the insurgent attack. ISAF officials suspect that the insurgents’ dual attack was specifically intended to spark a border incident.

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