News: Insurgents struck during operation in Kunar; civilian casualty allegations
KABUL, Afghanistan - A coalition force combat outpost came under insurgent fire Aug. 26 in the Darah-ye Pech District of Kunar province. The coalition force responded with mortar fire and called for air support.
An insurgent round was observed to have landed short of its target, allegedly killing an Afghan civilian in a cornfield. Coalition force operational reports also confirm that four insurgents were killed when precision-guided munitions were used on a ridgeline near where the insurgent fire originated.
International Security Assistance Force officials are aware of civilian casualty allegations as a result of the engagement and are conducting an investigation.
"We take allegations of civilian casualties seriously," said U.S. Air Force Col. James Dawkins, ISAF Joint Command Combined Joint Operations Center director. "We're investigating to find out what happened."