04 Sep. 2009
PR# 2009-663

ISAF Air Strike in Kunduz Province

KABUL, Afghanistan - An ISAF air strike was carried out in Konduz Province early this morning against a large number of insurgents after an Afghan government agency, the Konduz Operational Command Center, reported that two fuel trucks were stolen by insurgents on the evening of Sept. 3.

After ISAF observed the insurgent activity and assessed civilians were not in the area, a local ISAF commander authorized an air strike. A large number of insurgents were reported killed or injured and the fuel trucks were destroyed in the attack.

ISAF has received reports that civilians were killed and injured in this attack and in conjunction with Afghan officials is now conducting an investigation into the claims.

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/