7 Feb 2007

PR# 2007-093

ISAF issues correction to press release: three children injured during an attack on ISAF

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Upon further investigation it appears that three children, believed to have been injured in a Taliban mortar attack earlier today, were wounded by the accidental detonation of unexploded ordnance.

“I regret that we provided inaccurate information.  We strive for complete accuracy, but in this case we did not meet that standard,” said ISAF spokesperson, Col. Tom Collins.

The three children were flown to an ISAF medical facility, where they are still undergoing treatment.

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/