30 Aug 2007

PR# 2007-620

ISAF soldier killed in Southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF soldier and an interpreter were killed and 2 ISAF troops injured today during a routine patrol in Southern Afghanistan.

“ISAF troops and their interpreter colleagues routinely work in a hugely difficult and challenging environment. The uncertainty and risks they face are self evident, and it is testament to their courage and professionalism that they continually carry out their duties to such a high standard”. Lt Col Bridget Rose, a spokesperson for Regional Command South said. “Now our thoughts are very much with the families, friends and colleagues of those who have died or been injured in today’s incident”.

In accordance with ISAF policy, ISAF does not release the 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/