20 Feb. 2009
PR# 2009-161

One Afghan wounded in escalation of force incident

KABUL, Afghanistan - One Afghan was injured in an escalation of force incident near Kabul, Wednesday.

An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) convoy encountered an oncoming vehicle that failed to halt despite repeated measures to warn and deter the vehicle’s approach. After several nonlethal attempts, the convoy fired a series of disabling shots to halt the vehicle’s progress, causing the driver to pull over.

The driver, who sustained a gunshot wound to the hand, received medical assistance from convoy personnel at the scene before being escorted to a local medical facility for further treatment. The vehicle’s passenger was unharmed.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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