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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Second time in two days they helped.
ISAF has coordinated actions with the Pakistani military after insurgents fired rockets from Pakistan and hit a remote ISAF combat outpost and a nearby Afghan border checkpoint in Paktika province Nov. 18.
The ISAF outpost and the Afghan checkpoint each were hit with two artillery rounds. After the attacks, ISAF contacted the Pakistani military for support. The Pakistani military then launched a mortar strike on the insurgentsâ€™ firing location inside Pakistan.
There have been no reports of ISAF or Pakistani military casualties.
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€
Afghan National Army and ISAF soldiers destroyed a jingle truck carrying more than 400 pounds of illegal explosives in Paktika province on 15 June.
Afghan soldiers manning a border check point stopped a jingle truck that the soldiers believed was a vehicle IED. They detained the driver and secured the area, then discovered that the truck was carrying a large amount of explosives.
Shortly after the discovery, ISAF destroyed the truck and the munitions.
ISAFâ€™s Task Force Currahee destroyed two bunkers of munitions in Zirok district of Paktika province on 15 July.
Soldiers from TF Currahee received information regarding the location of enemy munitions in two separate bunkers near a combat outpost.
The soldiers called in an air strike to dispose of the enemy munitions. Pilots dropped several bombs on the first bunker resulting in a large secondary explosion confirming that the bunker had munitions in it. They then dropped another bomb on the second bunker.
Immediately following the air strike, ISAF forces positively identified insurgents in the open near the bunkers and dropped two bombs on their position.
ISAFâ€™s Task Force (TF) Currahee in Paktika province received multiple rocket attacks from militants inside Pakistan on 15 July.
The troops indentified a qalat as the point of origin of the attacks and responded in self defence with a combination of fires from attack helicopters and artillery into Pakistan.
TF Currahee and Pakistan military coordinated their operation closely from the outset. The Pakistani military agreed to assist and search the area if the border firing continued.
nternational Security Assistance Forces in the Zerok district of Paktika province inflicted heavy casualties on anti-Afghan forces in response to an enemy ambush in that area, June 20.
Around 55 anti-Afghan forces were killed, 25 wounded and three detained due to the combined response of ISAF ground and air forces.
The ISAF patrol received rocket propelled grenade and small-arms fire from anti-Afghan forces. ISAF responded with a combination of small-arms fire and air support to gain fire superiority against the anti-Afghan forces.
The incident occurred along the main road between Zerok and Orgun districts.
Patrols in the ambush area continue to report additional enemy casualties, including the deaths of three key anti-Afghan leaders.