17 Nov. 2008
PR# 2008-622

ISAF, Pakistan coordinate strike on insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan - Insurgents attacked an ISAF base in Paktika Nov. 16 leading to a coordinated artillery strike into Pakistan.

The ISAF base received two separate rocket attacks from a location within Pakistan. Following the second attack, ISAF soldiers were able to identify the origin of the enemy rocket launches. Upon positive identification, ISAF coordinated with the Pakistan military and fired a total of 20 artillery rounds on the enemy location. The artillery fire caused a secondary explosion at the rocket launch site, which indicates additional munitions in the location.

ISAF and Pakistani soldiers observed all fired artillery rounds. The Pakistan soldiers assured ISAF that they would engage any insurgents attempting to flee deeper into Pakistan.

There were no ISAF casualties.

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