NATO forces say an airstrike in eastern Afghanistan has killed more than a dozen insurgents near the Pakistani border.

The military coalition said Wednesday that a NATO patrol saw a group of individuals near the border on Tuesday and identified them as insurgents.

The soldiers called in air support and precision-guided munitions were dropped on the location, killing more than a dozen insurgents.

NATO did not disclose the specific location of the airstrike, but it was not related the massive military offensive under way around the town of Marjah in southern Afghanistan.