25 June 2008

PR# 2008-288

One ISAF soldier dies in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan — One ISAF soldier died from an explosion during a patrol in Nahri Sarraj district, Helmand province June 24.

“One can appreciate that this is a very difficult time right now, and our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family and friends of this brave soldier,” said Brigadier General Carlos Branco, ISAF spokesperson. “This soldier died trying to help bring peace and security to the Afghan people.”

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/