11 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-522

ISAF, Pakistan coordinate strikes on insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents attempted to attack an ISAF base twice October 11 and failed both times.

During the first incident, three insurgents were spotted as they prepared for a rocket attack. In self defence, two ISAF bases fired a total of seven sets of artillery rounds at the insurgents’ location inside Pakistan. The Pakistani military later confirmed the attack had killed two insurgents.

Within an hour of the attack, insurgents were identified as preparing to rocket attack a nearby Pakistan Border Point. In defence of the Pakistani military, ISAF fired four sets of artillery rounds at the insurgents’ location inside Pakistan. The attack caused three secondary explosions. The Pakistani military later confirmed the attack killed three insurgents.

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