The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan reported today that an ‘air weapons team’, comprising helicopters followed insurgents across the border into Pakistan on Friday and engaged them, ‘killing more than 30 militants’.
“An air weapons team engaged a significant number of insurgents following an attack on a remote Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) outpost in Khost province Friday,” said ISAF.
This came after ANSF ‘received direct and indirect fire at Combat Outpost Narizah near the Pakistan border’. “An air weapons team in the area observed the enemy fire, and following International Security Assistance Force rules of engagement, crossed into the area of enemy fire,” according to ISAF.
Its statement says two ISAF helicopters returned to the border area on Saturday and and took small-arms fire. “The aircraft returned fire, resulting in several additional insurgents killed. Initial reports indicate no civilian were injured or killed during either operation,” said ISAF.