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Five rebels killed in Kunar airstrike: ISAF

Five rebels killed in Kunar airstrike: ISAF

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Mar 13, 2011 - 19:28

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Five insurgents were killed in an airstrike in Ghaziabad district of eastern Kunar province on Sunday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) said.

Coalition forces on the ground monitored the men for several hours to ensure positive identification and intent of the individuals prior to calling for close air support, the NATOinfo-icon-led force said. 

"The insurgents killed were in possession of automatic weapons and were digging to emplace a mortar tube," said a statement from the NATO-led force. There were no reports of injuries to civilians.

More than 60 civilians, including womeninfo-icon and children, were killed in the same district during a Feb. 18 raid by coalition troops.

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