April 27, 2011

Afghan Pilot Shoots up Meeting Killing 9

AP via Yahoo:

KABUL, Afghanistan Eight NATO troops and a contractor died Wednesday after an Afghan military pilot opened fire in a meeting the deadliest episode to date of an Afghan turning against his own coalition partners, officials said.
The Afghan officer, who was a veteran military pilot, fired on the foreigners after an argument. The shooting occurred in an operations room of the Afghan Air Corps at Kabul airport.

"Suddenly, in the middle of the meeting, shooting started," said Afghan Air Corps spokesman Col. Bahader, who uses only one name. "After the shooting started, we saw a number of Afghan army officers and soldiers running out of the building. Some were even throwing themselves out of the windows to get away."
The nationalities of the eight NATO service members have not been released.
Five Afghan soldiers were wounded. At least one Afghan soldier was shot in the wrist but most of the soldiers suffered broken bones and cuts, Bahader said.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the shooting and offered his condolences to the relatives of the victims. He said those killed were trainers and advisers for the Afghan air force. The president ordered his defense and security officials to investigate the recent incidents to determine why they occurred.

I'm sure that Zabihullah Mujahid would just love to claim this on the Taliban's website, true or not, but he can't because he has not paid his bills.

Cheap bastage.

By Howie at 08:30 AM | Comments |