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