Two American Civilian trainers killed in Afghanistan
Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 20, 2010
Suspected Afghan army trainer opens fire on fellow instructors
former Lawton police officer is one of the latest civilian casualties in Afghanistan after he was killed along with another civilian and an Afghan soldier by another reported Afghan soldier near Kabul in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif Tuesday.
Charles Buckman, 39, was killed Tuesday after the shooter, a suspected Afghan army trainer, turned his weapon during a training exercise at a shooting range.
The shooter also died in the incident, and two other service members one Afghan and the other a member of international coalition forces were wounded, a statement from NATO‘s International Security Assistance Force said.
The company these trainers worked for is MPRI.
KABUL — A suspected Afghan army trainer on a shooting range in northern Afghanistan opened fire on his fellow instructors Tuesday, killing two American civilian trainers and one other Afghan soldier before being killed himself, NATO officials said.
Few details were immediately available about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, and NATO officials said they had started a joint investigation into the incident with the Afghan Ministry of Defense. The name of the contractor that provided the U.S. trainers was also not disclosed.
The shooting, which also wounded one NATO soldier and one Afghan soldier, took place on a range as part of a routine weapons proficiency class at the Regional Military Training Center’s eight-week Afghan army basic training course at Camp Shaheen. Across the country, about 20,000 Afghan National Army trainees are currently involved in such a course, NATO officials said. Read the entire story here