The troops killed an undetermined number of insurgents yesterday after being fired upon while searching a remote compound in Kandahar province’s Maywand district where insurgent activities were suspected, officials said. During the search, soldiers saw a group of insurgents placing a homemade bomb alongside a road. The troops fired on the insurgents, killing two.
Coalition and Afghan forces then received small-arms fire from a nearby fighting position. They returned fire on the enemy position, killing one attacker, officials said.
A cache of more than 1,000 small-arms rounds was confiscated during the search.
On Sept. 27, Afghan and coalition forces killed several insurgents during a security patrol in Helmand province’s Nahr Surkh district. Insurgents engaged the patrol with small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades. Coalition and Afghan troops fired back with small arms and heavy weapons, killing several insurgents.
During a Sept. 26 security patrol in Zabul province’s Arghandab district, coalition and Afghan forces responded to insurgent small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades with small arms and heavy weapons, killing two insurgents.