ISAF countered three attempts by insurgent forces to attack ISAF bases in Bermel district, Paktika, Nov. 27.
ISAF soldiers first saw two insurgents positioning rockets in preparation for an attack. The ISAF troops fired six artillery rounds at the location.
Within an hour, eight rockets were fired at the ISAF base. In response, ISAF fired four artillery rounds at the insurgents inside of Pakistan. Military observers watching the impact of the rounds reported secondary explosions.
In a third event, insurgents fired three rockets at the ISAF base. ISAF soldiers returned fire with 12 artillery rounds in response. Observers confirmed three secondary explosions and several killed insurgents.
ISAF closely coordinates its actions with the Pakistani Military.
One Afghan security guard received minor wounds from the insurgentsâ€™ attacks. There were no ISAF or civilian casualties.
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Afghan National Security Forces and ISAF defeated two insurgent attacks in eastern Afghanistan Nov. 16.
In Nangarhar, insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at the civilian-populated district center of Khogyani and a nearby ISAF base. Afghan National Army, Afghan National Police and ISAF forces returned fire by ground and air in defence of the area. A number of insurgents were killed, and one is in Afghan custody. No civilians or soldiers were injured.
Insurgents also attempted to attack an ISAF base in Bermel district, Paktika. ISAF soldiers returned fired in self-defence and called in attack helicopters. A large number of insurgents were killed, while again no civilians or ISAF soldiers were injured.
â€œWe commend the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police for their outstanding defence of their fellow citizens. Their capabilities are improving, and ISAF will continue to support them in defeating these enemies of peace,â€ said Brigadier General Richard Blanchette, ISAF spokesperson. â€œAlthough no civilians were injured, the insurgentsâ€™ attack on a district center only re-emphasizes their complete disregard for Afghan lives. This further solidifies ISAFâ€™s steadfast support of the Afghan government in our joint mission to make this country more secure so that the Afghan people can go about their business without fear of attack from such murderers.â€