2 Aug 2009
PR# 2009-552

Two ISAF service members killed in southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) service members were killed Saturday after their patrol was struck by two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in southern Afghanistan.

“Yesterday was a very tough day for ISAF as we lost more brave soldiers who were striving to provide security to the Afghan population.  I wish to convey my most sincere sympathies to those families and friends who grieve for these tragic losses,” said Brigadier-General Eric Tremblay, ISAF Spokesperson.

“We will not deviate from our main objective which is to protect the Afghan people from insurgent coercion and violence.  We will succeed based on our ability to separate the insurgents from the population.”                             

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 informed.

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/