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Press Release | Jan. 5, 2009

Afghan man killed at KMTC range

By None , U.S. Forces - Afghanistan

Press Release

United States Forces-Afghanistan

January 3, 2009

Release Number 20090301-02

Afghan man killed at KMTC range

KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan man was injured and later died of wounds

sustained at the Kabul Military Training Center firing range Jan. 2.

While the range was active, local nationals wandered into the firing

area. Afghan National Army soldiers reacted to this by closing the range

and leading the group away from the range area. After the range was

closed, an Afghan citizen came forward and said his son was shot by

someone on the range.

The incident is under investigation.

"We offer our sincerest condolences to the man’s family for this

unfortunate accident," said Col. Jerry O’Hara, U.S. Forces Afghanistan

spokesperson. "We are reviewing our range procedures and

responsibilities to ensure never happens again."


United States Forces Afghanistan’s mission, in coordination with NATO’s

International Security Assistance Force, is to conduct operations to

defeat terrorist networks and insurgents by developing effective

governance and building the Afghan National Security Force.  Effective

security throughout the Government of the Islamic Republic of

Afghanistan facilitates continued regional stability and increases

economic development for the people of Afghanistan.

Contact Information - US Forces Afghanistan Public Affairs Office

Tel +93 (0) 799 51 2919 or cell phone 0093 (0) 788 189 049