29 June 2008

PR# 2008-295

ISAF solider dies in Helmand

KABUL, Afghanistan — An ISAF soldier died in an explosion while on a security patrol with an Afghan National Army unit in Lashkar Gah, Helmand June 28.

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the soldier’s family, friends and fellow soldiers,” 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/