From the event

17 Apr. 2008

PR# 2008-146

ISAF increases UXO awareness in northern Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan – Regional Command Capital (RC-Capital) engineers and Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) teams of the French Battlegroup recently conducted an unexploded ordnance (UXO) awareness day for Sahr Dareh locals and others in northern areas of Kabul.

Many people, including several young children, attended practical lessons taught by ISAF troops on recognising unexploded ordnance and preventing incidents.

Thousands of people suffer injuries due to UXOs every year in Afghanistan. Last month, five children were simultaneously injured by a UXO in northern Kabul.

ISAF takes this issue very seriously and works jointly with the United Nations and the Afghan National Security Forces to counter unexploded ordnance and educate people on this matter.

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/