21 Feb 2008

PR# 2008-076

ISAF soldier killed, one injured in southern Afghanistan explosion

KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF soldier was killed and one was injured in an explosion during their patrol in southern Afghanistan Feb. 20.

The injured soldier’s wounds are not thought to be life-threatening.

“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the soldier killed today and they are in our thoughts as they deal with this tragic loss,” said Lt. Col. Sarto Leblanc, Regional Command South spokesperson. “This soldier died while helping to bring security and peace to the people of Afghanistan.”

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/