Afghan-ISAF Conducts Joint Investigation into Attack in Southern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan—Three ISAF ser­vice mem­bers were killed and sev­er­al were injured at a com­bined ISAF/Afghan Nation­al Army patrol base in South­ern Afghanistan ear­ly Tues­day morn­ing.

A joint ISAF and Afghan Min­istry of Defense team is inves­ti­gat­ing the inci­dent due to alle­ga­tions the ISAF ser­vice mem­bers were fired upon by an Afghan Nation­al Army sol­dier.

“I echo the con­do­lences and sen­ti­ments offered by Pres­i­dent Karzai and the oth­er Afghan offi­cials. This is a com­bined, joint mis­sion, Afghan and Alliance troop­ers fight­ing shoul­der-to-shoul­der against the Tal­iban and oth­er extrem­ists. We have sac­ri­ficed great­ly togeth­er, and we must ensure that the trust between our forces remains sol­id in order to defeat our com­mon ene­mies. On behalf of all the troop­ers of ISAF, I offer sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies and the fel­low ser­vice mem­bers of our fall­en com­rades.” said Gen. David Petraeus, Com­man­der ISAF.

“The loss of any of our coali­tion part­ners affects us deeply. We extend our thoughts and prayers to the friends and fam­i­lies of our fel­low sol­diers. Our ongo­ing, part­nered inves­ti­ga­tion will seek to deter­mine how this event could have occurred and we will pros­e­cute those respon­si­ble,” said Afghan Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Sher Moham­mad Kari­mi.

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Com­piled from Inter­na­tion­al Secu­ri­ty Assis­tance Force Joint Com­mand News Releas­es