Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NATO soldier shot injured by Afghan (not killed 6 in Paktika)

Districts of Paktika Province
Districts of Paktika Province (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
SHARAN (PAN): An Afghan soldier has shot injured his NATO counterpart in the latest insider attack in southeastern Paktika province, the governor’s office said on Wednesday.

The overnight green-on-blue assault happened on a joint Afghan-ISAF military base in Orgun district, a statement from the governor’s house said.

According to the statement, the Afghan soldier fired at the ISAF member after the vehicle he was travelling in ignored signals to stop. The wounded service member was flown to the Bagram airbase.

It explained the shooting was not deliberate, and it happened due to misunderstanding. The incident is currently under investigation.

In response to an email from Pajhwok, ISAF said: “We can confirm that on March 18, an Afghan soldier on guard duty accidentally fired at a coalition patrol returning to an Afghan-coalition base in Orgun.”

The NATO-led force acknowledged the incident as unintentional. The wounded service member was evacuated to a medical treatment facility, it added.

A Taliban spokesman, meanwhile, identified the soldier as Rahmatullah. Zabihullah Mujahid claimed six foreign troops had been killed in the attack.

from Pajhwok
By Hidayatullah Khosti Mar 20, 2013 - 17:44   

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