Afghan Army Soldier Attacks US Troops, Fails Miserably
FOB APACHE, AFGHANISTAN - NATO reported that around 1830 local time in Zabul Province, an Afghan Army soldier walked into a crowded chow hall and opened fire on U.S. troops inside. Major Phillip Patrick, a spokesperson for ISAF Regional Command South, told the Duffel Blog over a phone interview that no troops were injured in the attack.
"It’s truly remarkable; we’ve been really pushing for the training of these Afghan Army soldiers. RC South has poured an incredible amount of time and effort into making sure that these Afghanis have the proper military training and know how to fight the Taliban. For one of them to walk in a crowded DFAC and open fire and not hit anything is just a slap in the face."
SGT Joshua Simpson, a team leader with an infantry company under 1st Brigade Combat Team of 25th Infantry Division, described the scene in shocking detail.
"I was just coming off a foot patrol and was glad to sit down and enjoy a nice plate of… well… something. I’m not really sure what it was…
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