12 Apr. 2008

PR# 2008-138

Fire damages ISAF base accommodations, operations continue

KABUL, Afghanistan – An ISAF base in Qalat, Zabul province, caught fire Friday around 3 p.m., causing material damage.

The fire was limited to domestic areas, but damaged nearly half of the accommodations. The fire has not obstructed base operations and no ISAF soldiers were injured.

"Incidents like this, while extremely unfortunate, do nothing to diminish ISAF's efforts, along with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, to make Afghanistan a better place," said Brigadier General Carlos Branco, ISAF spokesperson. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. However, at this stage there are no indications that this incident was due to any enemy action.

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/