Friendly fire shooting in Badghis province

Posted: 01/23/2011
ISAF Joint Command Afghanistan
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Editor's note: This is a corrected version of release #2011-01-S-201. The previous version reported that the ISAF service member died following an insurgent attack.
KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 20) - One International Security Assistance Force service member was killed and another wounded by an Afghan National Army soldier in Murghab district, Badghis province Jan. 18.
The two ISAF service members were cleaning their weapons at an ISAF combat outpost when an Afghan Army soldier approached them with an M-16 asking to use their equipment to clean his weapon. The two ISAF service members noticed the Afghan soldier's weapon was loaded and asked him to unload it.
The Afghan soldier reacted by shooting the ISAF service members and escaped from the combat outpost.