Saturday, October 29, 2011

Three Australian soldiers killed in shooting incident

Three Australian soldiers were killed and seven wounded by a rogue member of the Afghan Army on 29th October 2011. They were shot during a parade at a patrol base in northern Kandahar Province.

It is believed that two died instantly and the third died later in a military field hospital.

The killer was shot dead.

Afghan Army commander, General Abdul Hameed, issued this statement: "At around 8.30 this morning (Kabul time), an ANA soldier named Darwish who had been serving as an ANA soldier for the past three years opened fire on a group of Australian military officers, killing three of them."

The three soldiers killed were: Captain Bryce Duffy, Cpl. Ashley Birt and L-Cpl. Luke Gavin

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