9 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-028

Incident involving ISAF troops and a local national

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – This morning an incident involving an ISAF convoy returning to an operating base in Orgun district, Paktika province, resulted in the death of one Afghan.

The troops were returning to base when a civilian vehicle approached the convoy from the rear at high speed. A warning shot was fired, however the vehicle failed to stop. A disabling shot was subsequently fired, regrettably killing one civilian who worked at the ISAF base in Orgun.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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