23 Nov. 2009
PR# 2009-xxx

IJC Operational Update, Nov. 23: Norwegian Home Guard commander visits IJC; Update on ISAF Casualties

KABUL, Afghanistan - The commander of the Norwegian Joint Command vice Norwegian Home Guard visited the ISAF Joint Command at the North Kabul International Airport military compound Nov. 22.

Lt. Gen. Bernt Iver Ferdinand Brovold was the guest of Maj. Gen. Jacques Lechevallier, IJC deputy commander. During his brief visit to IJC, the Norwegian general was briefed on the different types of threats Afghan people face and the IJC counterinsurgency strategy. Key points focused on protecting the Afghan people, synchronizing good governance with responsive development and security and partnering with the Afghan National Security Forces to accelerate the growth of Afghanistan's security capacity.

While in Afghanistan, General Brovold will visit Norwegian troops deployed here.

ISAF Casualties

Four ISAF service members died in the last 24 hours in Afghanistan.

Three service members from the United States died in southern Afghanistan yesterday. Two of the service members died as the result of an IED attack, while the third service member was killed by insurgent's small arms fire in a separate incident.

Another U.S. service member was killed as a result of an IED detonation in eastern Afghanistan today.

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/