United States Forces-Afghanistan
December 30, 2008
Release Number 20083012-04
Coalition vehicle accident reportedly injures two Afghans
KABUL, Afghanistan - Two Afghan civilians were reportedly injured as a
result of a Coalition vehicle accident in Kabul today. The traffic
accident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m.
As a result of the accident, a crowd gathered at the scene and blocked
the road, throwing stones at Afghan National Police and Coalition
vehicles, damaging at least one Coalition vehicle.
"We offer our apologies to those injured during today’s accident," said
Col. Jerry O’Hara, U.S. Forces Afghanistan spokesperson. "Our operations
are to protect the Afghan people and we are examining our practices to
ensure we prevent accidents like this in the future."
The incident is under investigation.
United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s
International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to
defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective
governance and building the Afghan National Security Force. Effective
security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of
Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases
economic development for the people of Afghanistan.
Contact Information - US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs Office
Tel +93 (0) 799 51 2919 or cell phone 0093 (0) 788 189 049