14 Feb. 2009
PR# 2009-143

ISAF serviceman killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - An ISAF serviceman died of wounds suffered in a direct fire incident today in southern Afghanistan.

“It is with great sorrow that we must announce the death of a brave serviceman”, said Brigadier-General Richard Blanchette, ISAF Spokesperson.  “To the serviceman’s loved ones we offer our deepest sympathies.  This sad loss will be felt across ISAF”.

It is ISAF policy not to 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/