Afghan Soldier Accidentally Shoots Taliban He Mistook For US Marine
HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN –A soldier from the Afghan National Army (ANA) is facing serious disciplinary action, following a deadly friendly fire incident that occurred in Washir District, Helmand Province.
"If I could take it back I would," sobbed Private First Class (PFC) Asadullah Baryali, as he begged forgiveness from his platoonmates, many of whom were still recovering from the news that one of their own soldiers had shot and killed a Taliban insurgent that he tragically mistook for a US Marine.
"I should have known he wasn't American," PFC Baryali told Duffel Blog. "He didn't have an iPhone in his ear, was properly shaved, and wasn't saying 'fuck' every other word. He even spoke Pashto, which should have been a dead giveaway."
According to Taliban spokesmen, the insurgent, Abdullah Akhundzada, was part of a team of infiltrators who were wearing US military uniforms and driving a borrowed Afghan Army Humvee when they were stopped by PFC Baryali's platoon.
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