27 May 2009
PR# 2009-389

ANSF, ISAF troops repel attack, kill 15 insurgents

KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers, elements of the Afghan National Police and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members repelled a complex attack by insurgents in Paktia province, Afghanistan, 27 May.

At approximately 12:50 a.m., an unknown number of militant forces began to attack a small patrol base with indirect fire, rocket propelled grenades and smalls arms fire.  Attack helicopters were called in to engage the insurgents and protect the ground forces.  ISAF ground troops engaged the militants and, as the fire fight ensued, close air support dropped munitions on the insurgents.

After a five-hour fire fight, ANA and ISAF service members conducted an assessment of the area, finding 15 dead insurgents, numerous small arms and a mortar system.

No ANA or ISAF troops were injured during the attack.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
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