20 Aug. 2008
PR# 2008-415

Afghan forces defeat insurgents in Khowst

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Security Forces fought off several insurgents in the Bak district of Khowst province August 20.

The insurgents attacked a group of construction workers. Citizens from a nearby village notified the district centre, and ANSF responded to the site and engaged the militants.

And ISAF ground element responded to assist the ANSF, and U.S. forces sent attack helicopters. More than a dozen insurgents died during the fighting.

This incident is still under investigation.

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