22 Aug 2007

PR# 2007-603

Insurgents attack ISAF base

JALALABAD, Afghanistan – A 22 Aug. attack on an ISAF forward-operating base in Afghanistan resulted in two Afghan National Army soldiers killed and 11 ISAF soldiers wounded.  The attack on the base in Nuristan province occurred at 5 a.m.

“The Taliban extremists who attacked were wearing ANA uniforms, which allowed them to approach the base,” said Lt. Col. Claudia Foss, ISAF spokesperson.  “This is another example of the Taliban extremists ignoring international law of armed conflict.”

All casualties were evacuated immediately following the fighting to nearby ISAF medical facilities.  Injuries of the wounded are not life threatening.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
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