05 Sep 2007

PR# 2007-626

ISAF soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two ISAF soldiers were killed, and an ISAF soldier and interpreter injured during a reassurance patrol in southern Afghanistan.

“ISAF troops, and the Afghans who work along side them, operate in extremely dangerous conditions.  It is testament to their courage, resolve and commitment that they continue to bear down on insurgents bent on destroying the lives of the normal hard working people in Afghanistan,” said Lt. Col. Bridget Rose, Regional Command South spokesperson.  “This is a profoundly regrettable incident, and our thoughts are naturally with the families and friends of those who have died today.”

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/