08 Mar 2008

PR# 2008-091

ISAF soldier killed, one injured in Paktia Province explosion

KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF routine patrol hit an improvised explosive device in Waza Khwa District, Paktia Province, today.

Two ISAF soldiers were wounded and evacuated to an ISAF hospital for medical treatment. After arrival, one of the two soldiers died of wounds sustained from the explosion.

“Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the soldier who died in this tragic incident and with those of the wounded soldier,” said Brigadier General Carlos Branco, ISAF spokesperson.

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/