24 June 2008

PR# 2008-287

One ISAF soldier dies in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan — One ISAF soldier died during an engagement with insurgents in Sangin district, Helmand province 25 June.

“Our deepest sympathies are with the soldier's family and friends as they deal with their loss,” said Brigadier General Carlos Branco, ISAF 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.”

It is ISAF policy to not release the nationality of any casualty prior to the relevant national authority doing so.

Next of kin has 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/