KABUL, Afghanistan – Yesterday, one International Security Assistance Force service member and one ISAF-contracted civilian employee were killed in an exchange of fire in Wardak province. Three Afghan National Army soldiers are also reported to have died.
What was initially reported to have been a suspected Insider Attack is now understood to possibly have involved insurgent fire. The incident occurred while an ISAF unit was manning a temporary check point in an area near an Afghan National Army unit. According to ISAF and ANA reporting, after a short conversation took place between ANA and ISAF personnel firing occurred which resulted in the fatal wounding of an ISAF soldier and the death of his civilian colleague. In an ensuing exchange of fire three ANA personnel are reported to have died.
We deeply regret the loss of life in this tragic incident. Our deepest sympathies are with the families of our personnel who were killed.
The incident is now being jointly investigated by ANA and ISAF personnel.
|Date Posted:||09.30.2012 09:19|
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