30 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-580

1 killed, 3 wounded during security mission

KABUL, Afghanistan – One ISAF soldier was killed and three were wounded in southern Afghanistan during a security operation against a Taliban group.

“ISAF mourns the loss of this brave soldier,” said Lt. Col. Claudia Foss, ISAF spokesperson.  “He gave his life for a better future for Afghanistan.”

The targeted insurgent group was planning to conduct further attacks against the ANSF and the supporting ISAF as well as Coalition forces.

The operation follows on from a series of severe blows against the insurgent command over the last few months, most notable being the death of Mullah Dadullah, according to an ISAF official. These operations are aimed at impacting on the ability of the criminal insurgents to plan and coordinate its attacks, the official added.

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