KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Attackers fired on U.S. and Afghan troops surveying the scene of a weekend battle in southern Afghanistan in which some two dozen insurgents were killed, the U.S. military said Monday.
No casualties were reported in the incident Sunday in Spinboldak, a town on the Pakistan border in Kandahar province, said U.S. Col. Rodney Davis, a spokesman for coalition forces.
The joint patrol was assessing the scene of a battle on Saturday in Spinboldak in which U.S. forces, backed by helicopter gunships, killed up to 24 suspected Taliban insurgents after their convoy came under attack.
Five people were detained by the Afghans and handed over to coalition forces, he said, giving no other details.
Also on Sunday, insurgents fired a rocket toward a U.S. base and detonated a homemade bomb near a passing coalition convoy in eastern Afghanistan, but no casualties or damage were reported, Davis said.
U.S. soldiers fired on as they survey battle site
Published: Tue Jul 22, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:13 p.m.