NATO helicopter crew kills 20 Afghan insurgents

October 29, 2010 13:16

KABUL, Afghanistan — NATO on Friday said an alliance helicopter crew has killed more than 20 insurgents in southern Afghanistan after the men fired on the aircraft.

The statement said a group of fighters shot at the helicopter with small arms and machine guns before the crew returned fire.It says a ground team found 20 bombs, firearms and several vehicles.

NATO said initial reports show there were no civilian casualties during Thursday's fighting in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province.

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