NATO airstrikes kill suspected insurgent near Afghan capital

September 17, 2007 08:40

NATO and Afghan army troops came under fire east of Kabul and then called in air strikes, killing at least one suspected insurgent, an official said Monday. The joint forces were attacked Sunday morning in Surobi district, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of the capital, said Maj. Charles Anthony, spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force. "They had come under attack from insurgents, returned fire, and then called in close air support," Anthony said. "This is clearly going after a Taliban insurgent target, but we just don't have a whole lot of information on what the results were." One insurgent was killed in the battle and one weapons cache was destroyed, he said. There were no reports of NATO, Afghan army or civilian casualties.

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