25 Feb. 2009
PR# 2009-193

UPDATE: Civilian casualties in Sangin District

KABUL, Afghanistan - Further to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) statement issued 23 February in reference to civilian casualties in Sangin District, we can confirm that the Deputy Governor of Helmand, Hajji Abdul Sattar, and ISAF have launched a joint Afghan-ISAF investigation.

The Joint Investigation team includes representatives from the Provincial Council, National Directorate of Security (NDS), Afghan National Police (ANP), the District Governor and ISAF.

ISAF troops will cooperate fully with the investigation so that we can understand what happened as soon as possible.

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/