The International Security Assistance Force confirms that an airstrike was conducted on a known insurgent riding a motorbike in Helmand province yesterday. We are aware that according to the Governor of Helmand Province that in addition to the insurgent being killed, there was one child also killed and two women injured. ISAF, along with Afghan authorities, will immediately conduct an investigation into the incident.
ISAF deeply regrets any civilian casualties caused by this airstrike yesterday.
ISAF is committed to ensuring that all measures are taken to prevent civilian casualties. Coalition officials will work with Afghan officials to determine what happened and why. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families and loved ones of those killed or wounded.