6 Mar 2007

PR# 2007-148

Vehicle tries to stop ISAF convoy, driver killed

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – At approximately 10 p.m. last night a vehicle traveling at excessive speed attempted to collide with an ISAF convoy traveling through Kandahar city, Kandahar district, Kandahar province. ISAF forces fired upon the vehicle in self defense and the driver was killed.

"Citizens should avoid ISAF convoys to prevent incidents like these from taking place. We continue to ask for the public’s support in this endeavor," said Col Tom Collins, ISAF spokesperson. "Our forces have an inherent right to self defense and will operate accordingly to protect our forces from threats."

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/