20 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-548

ISAF soldiers, local children killed in suicide attack

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two ISAF soldiers and five local children were killed in a suicide attack in Kunduz province 20 October.

In addition, the attacked wounded an ISAF soldier and one civilian.

“Our thoughts are now with the friends and families of those who have died and those that have been injured in today's incident,” said Brigadier General Richard Blanchette, ISAF spokesperson. “Acts such as this, which offer nothing but violence and death, will not deter us in our commitment to create a better Afghanistan.”

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

Next of kin have 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/