12 Mar. 2008

PR# 2008-093

ISAF soldier found dead in Southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – At approximately 2:15 pm local Tuesday, 11 March 2008, an ISAF soldier was found dead in an accommodation room at Kandahar Airfield.

ISAF is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and no further information is available at this time.

“Our deepest sympathies are with the soldier's family and friends today as they deal with their loss,” said Lieutenant Colonel Sarto LeBlanc, Regional Command South spokesperson. “The focus right now is to look after the soldier’s family and colleagues and to provide them the best possible support during this difficult time.”

In accordance with ISAF policy, ISAF does not release the soldier’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/