26 Feb. 2009
PR# 2009-196

ISAF soldier killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan - An International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier was killed yesterday as the result of an Improvised Explosive Device attack in southern Afghanistan.

“On behalf of ISAF, I send our condolences to the family and friends of this valued member of our team,” said Brigadier-General Richard Blanchette, ISAF Spokesperson.  “We will honour this soldier’s sacrifice as we continue in our mission to help ensure a better future for the people of Afghanistan.”

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/