Sunday, May 22, 2005

12 Insurgents Killed in Afghanistan

The American Forces Press Service reports today that US warplanes attacked and killed 12 insurgents who had attacked a US patrol.
WASHINGTON, May 22, 2005 - U.S. warplanes killed 12 insurgents after the individuals attacked a coalition patrol east of Gayan, in Afghanistan's Paktika province, late May 21. One U.S. soldier was wounded during the incident.

The incident started when a group of four insurgents crossed the border into Afghanistan from Pakistan and attacked a U.S. patrol with small arms near the eastern city of Gayan. The unit returned fire, and the insurgents fled the area. They met up with a group of eight other individuals a short distance later.

U.S. warplanes responded to the attack and, in coordination with soldiers on the ground, reported killing all 12 insurgents.

The one U.S. soldier reported wounded during the attack received medical treatment at the site and returned to duty.