2 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-508

ISAF Convoy, warning shots fired as civilian vehicle ignores signalled warning

KABUL, Afghanistan — At about 7:45 a.m. Oct. 2, two minibuses attempted to enter an ISAF convoy near Kabul.

The soldiers of the convoy signalled to the minibuses to move away from the convoy, but the drivers disregarded the warning signals. At that point, the soldiers fired four warning shots, two in the air and two into the ground in front of the first minibus.

The minibuses stopped, and the ISAF convoy continued. As the ISAF convoy departed, the first bus was seen to continue on its original path with no indication that anything was wrong.

At about 8:30 a.m., three men and one child presented themselves at an ISAF base in Kabul. Each had minor injuries and received medical treatment. One civilian has already left the facility.

ISAF has been unable to connect the injured civilians who presented themselves to an ISAF base in Kabul with the earlier incident in which warning shots were fired.

Contact Information ISAF Public Affairs Office
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