24 Sep 2007

PR# 2007-654

2 ISAF soldiers, Afghan national killed; 3 wounded in western Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two ISAF soldiers and an Afghan interpreter have been killed and three ISAF soldiers were injured when their patrol hit a mine in western Afghanistan today.

“It is a sad fact that ISAF troops, and the local population, contend with the threat of mine strikes on a daily basis; the work to reduce this threat goes on,” said Major Charles Anthony, ISAF spokesman.  “ISAF extends its deepest condolences to the soldiers’ families and friends.”

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