15 Jan 2007

PR# 2007-044

ISAF soldier killed in Southern Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - Earlier this morning, ISAF troops were conducting an operation in Regional Command-South. ISAF can confirm that, during the course of this operation, one ISAF soldier was killed and several others were injured.

ISAF soldiers were involved in a pre-planned operation against an insurgent base, when they were engaged from several insurgent positions. Close air support was requested and targeted the insurgents.

The casualties have all been transported to an ISAF medical facility.

In accordance with NATO policy, ISAF does not release a casualty's nationality prior to the relevant national authority doing so.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
Tel: +93 (0)799 51 1155 - Mobile: 0093 (0) 799 55 8291 pressoffice@hq.isaf.nato.int - www.nato.int/isaf/