07 Oct 2007

PR# 2007-672

ISAF soldiers assist Afghans injured by IED

Kabul, Afghanistan – An International Security Assistance Force conducting a routine patrol responded with medical care to 3 Afghans who were injured when their vehicle was stuck by an improvised explosive device in Paktika today.

Initial medical aid was provided at the scene of the attack and ISAF servicemembers medically evacuated all three victims to a nearby ISAF facility.

At this time, one of the Afghans is listed in critical condition and one is in serious, but stable condition.  The third victim was treated for minor injuries and was transferred to a local hospital.

“Once again, insurgent forces demonstrate their complete disregard for the safety of innocent Afghans by using imprecise weapons such as improvised explosive devices,” said U.S. Maj. Joseph Kloppel, an ISAF spokesman. “ISAF and local government officials are working together every day to make sure innocent civilians injured by these weapons of terror receive the necessary medical attention.”

This incident is under investigation by ISAF and Afghan National Security Forces.

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/