03 Nov 2007

PR# 2007-696

One ISAF soldier killed, two others injured in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – One soldier has been killed and two others injured in an IED strike in southern Afghanistan today.

"Despite the criminal and indiscriminate use of IED tactics by the Taliban insurgents, ISAF will continue to move forward to improve and strengthen the security conditions in Afghanistan.  ISAF troops and the Afghan population deal with the threat of IEDs on a daily basis and it is testament to their courage and forbearance that the Taliban threat is faced down," said Squadron Leader Mat Best, a spokesman for Regional Command South.  "Our thoughts are now with the friends and families of those who have died or been injured in today's incident.”

 In accordance with NATO 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/