14 Nov. 2008
PR# 2008-615

Insurgents kill one civilian and injure another

KABUL, Afghanistan — One local national was killed and another seriously injured by an insurgent mortar attack on an ISAF patrol in western Afghanistan.

The ISAF patrol was operating in Farah province, when it came under mortar attack from the insurgents, one of which landed in a bazaar in Gulistan, killing and injuring the civilians.

ISAF evacuated the injured civilian to an ISAF hospital for urgent medical treatment.

“This incident demonstrates the indiscriminate and callous actions of the insurgents that have once again resulted in the death and injury to innocent Afghan civilians,” said Brigadier General Richard Blanchette, ISAF spokesperson.

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