05 Apr. 2008

PR# 2008-131

ISAF soldier died as result of an explosion in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF soldier died Friday from injuries sustained in an explosion during a patrol in southern Afghanistan.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the soldier's family, friends and fellow soldiers today," said Lieutenant Colonel Sarto LeBlanc, Regional Command South spokesperson. "We have lost a valuable member of our team and this loss will be felt across ISAF. 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.

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/