27 Mar. 2008

PR# 2008-118

One ISAF soldier killed and another wounded by insurgent attack in Helmand Province

KABUL, Afghanistan – One ISAF solider died and another was wounded from injuries sustained in a direct fire attack on a patrol in the Helmand province Wednesday.

The wounded soldier was transported to an ISAF hospital where he is being treated. At this time, the status of the wounded soldier is unknown.

“Our thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the solider who died in this tragic incident and with those of the wounded soldier as well,” 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. Next of kin have been notified.

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/