25 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-558

ISAF engages insurgents in Nad e Ali district, Helmand province

KABUL, Afghanistan — ISAF are aware of an incident which took place yesterday morning in which an ANSF led patrol was attacked and became involved in an exchange of fire in Nad e Ali district, Helmand province.

During this incident, insurgent forces used mortars, rocket propelled grenades and heavy machine guns indiscriminately. In order that forces could extract from their position, ISAF air support utilised a precision weapon against a selected and positively identified enemy firing point.

We are aware of reports received after the event that civilians presented themselves to BOST hospital. Currently, there is no evidence to link these events.

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