KABUL, Afghanistan (June 10, 2014) — We can confirm five International Security Assistance Force service members died in southern Afghanistan yesterday.
The casualties occurred during a security operation when their unit came into contact with enemy forces. Tragically, there is the possibility that fratricide may have been involved. The incident is under investigation. Our thoughts are with the families of those killed during this difficult time.
It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.