U.S. Forces Afghanistan
February 20, 2009
Release Number 20092002-01
Coalition service members killed in Oruzgan Province
KABUL, Afghanistan - Three Coalition service members died of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device during a combat reconnaissance patrol in the Oruzgan province, Feb. 20.
The name and nationality of the service members are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.
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 93 (0) 707 355 965