3 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-511

ISAF forces foil insurgents during attempted ambush

Kandahar, Afghanistan - At approximately 0730 today ISAF forces repelled an insurgent attack near Zangabad in Panjwayi District.

A group of approximately 15 insurgents attempted to ambush an ISAF foot patrol that was conducting normal security operations. The patrol was engaged with small arms and rocket propelled grenades.

The ISAF patrol responded with defensive measures and an air strike was conducted in which several insurgents were killed and the rest forced to flee. 

There were no civilian casualties.  No ISAF soldiers were injured and the patrol continued with its duties on completion.

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