17 Nov 2007

PR# 2007-715

Two ISAF soldiers and interpreter killed in IED explosion in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two ISAF soldiers and their interpreter were killed this morning in southern Afghanistan when the vehicle they were traveling in was caught in an IED explosion. 

A further three soldiers were also injured in the same incident; they are currently undergoing treatment at an ISAF medical facility.

“ISAF troops contend with the threat of IED strikes on a daily basis, but our soldiers continue to improve the security situation and make a very real and positive difference to the lives of normal hardworking Afghan people,” said Wing Commander Antony McCord, a spokesman for Regional Command South. “Our thoughts at this time are with the families and friends of those who have been killed or 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/