Air strikes kill 14 in Afghanistan: NATO

NATO said Monday that 14 insurgents were killed in air strikes called in after its troops came under attack in Afghanistan.

NATO soldiers called in the strikes after their patrol was attacked by militants on Sunday in Uruzgan province, a region in south-central Afghanistan with a heavy Taliban influence.

NATO said three insurgents were killed in the first strike and then another 11 preparing to launch a follow-up attack.

“Initial reporting indicates there were no civilian casualties during the engagement,” said NATO’s International Security Assistance Force.

The United States and NATO allies have around 150,000 troops fighting a Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan that erupted after the 2001 US-led invasion brought down the Islamist militia’s regime.