Thursday, August 30, 2012

Three Australians killed by Afghan soldier

Three Australian soldiers were killed and two wounded following an insider attack at Patrol Base Wahab in the Baluchi Valley region of Uruzgan on 29th August 2012.

Acting Chief of the Defence Force, Air Marshal Mark Binskin said early reports indicate a lone individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform fired a weapon into a group of Australian soldiers from close range before fleeing the Patrol Base on foot.

“Five soldiers were hit in the burst of automatic fire,” Air Marshal Binskin said.

“Their comrades made every effort to revive the three soldiers, but their wounds were fatal.”

The three were later named as: L-Cpl Stjepan 'Rick' Milosevic, Private Robert Poate and Sapper James Martin.

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