KABUL, April 26 (Xinhua) -- An anti-aircraft weapon system was destroyed
Sunday morning by the strike of U.S.-led Coalition forces in southern Afghan
province of Helmand, said a Coalition statement.
"Coalition Forces learned through villagers in Nad Ali district that
insurgents in the area had obtained a ZPU-2 anti-aircraft gun and were staging
it on the back of a pick-up truck for use against friendly forces' aircraft,"
the statement said.
It added that after ensuring there were no non-combatants in the area, the
Coalition Forces destroyed the weapon system with a precision strike.
"In recent months, militants in the area have unsuccessfully attempted to
use surface-to-air fire against Coalition aircraft," it noted. "No Coalition
Forces or non-combatant injuries were reported as a result of the precision