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Three Australians killed seven wounded by rogue ally in Afghanistan

Aussies slain by rogue ally in Afghanistan

THREE Australian soldiers and their interpreter have been murdered by a “rogue” Afghan army soldier who opened fire with a machine gun on a dozen Australians, leaving seven wounded including one critically.

The Daily Telegraph   October 31, 2011

Two of the three died instantly following a weekly parade at Forward Operating Base Pacemaker in northern Kandahar Province at 8.30am local time on Saturday.

The third was pronounced dead after he was flown to the Role Two field hospital at Tarin Kowt.

It is understood the men were not wearing body armour or helmets because they were inside a secure base.

The victims of the deadliest attack yet against Australian forces were a 26-year-old married captain with no children, a 27-year-old lance corporal with three young children from Townsville and a 22-year-old Brisbane-based corporal whose brother is also serving in Afghanistan.

Their families yesterday declined to release names and photos because some relatives had not been notified.

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October 30, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Safety and Security Issues | , ,

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