Norwegian troops under fire in Afghanistan

Norwegian troops, supporting Afghan police came under fire from insurgents during a mission on New Year’s Eve. Several insurgents were killed, but the Norwegian patrol escaped without injuries.

The fighting started outside the village of Ateh Khan Khwajeh, when the Norwegian patrol came under fire from several directions. The fighting lasted for seven hours, according to the Norwegian Defence.

The Norwegian troops deployed in Afghanistan are part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).