23 Suspected Afghan Insurgents Killed

NATO says its aircraft killed 23 suspected insurgents in southern Afghanistan over the last several days.

A NATO helicopter attacked 20 insurgents who shot at a NATO patrol in Helmand province on Friday, killing 15 of the suspected insurgents.

A NATO statement says an attack helicopter fired on another group of insurgents who shot at a support helicopter on Thursday, killing eight of the militants in another district of Helmand province. There were no NATO casualties.

Southern Afghanistan over the last several months has seen some of the fiercest fighting since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 toppled the Taliban regime.
  • Scott Conroy On Twitter»

    Scott Conroy is a National Political Reporter for RealClearPolitics and a contributor for CBS News.


Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App