The U.S. military in Afghanistan confirmed that the Afghan and U.S. forces requested air supported after a partnered mission came under fire in Ghazni province.
The U.S. Forces for Afghanistan (USFOR-A) said in a statement “At approximately 6:50 p.m. on Oct. 6, a partnered Afghan-U.S. mission in the Andar district of Ghazni province received rocket-propelled grenade and small arms fire from a compound and requested air support to eliminate the threat to the force.”
The statement further added “The RPG fire from the compound struck one of the patrol vehicles, disabling it without injury to its crew.”
“Once the threat was eliminated by a precision strike, ground forces were able to enter the compound,” the statement said, adding that “They determined three Taliban fighters and one minor were killed. Forces destroyed the disabled vehicle as they exited the scene.”
Ghazni is among the volatile provinces in South-east of Afghanistan where Taliban militants are active in some of its districts.
The Afghan and U.S. forces frequently carry out operations and airstrikes against the militants in the restive parts of Ghazni where militants often attempt to conduct terrorist related activities.