3 Afghans arrested in fatal shooting of 2 Romanian soldiers

Afghan Uniformed Policemen from Police Substation 1, along with military policemen with 3rd Platoon, 563rd Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion, stand vigilant during a tactical checkpoint in Kandahar, Afghanistan Aug. 7. The checkpoint was a counter narcotic operation with the overall goal of stemming the flow terrorist financial networks. (Photo by Army Sgt. Ryan Hohman, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division)

Romania’s defence minister says three Afghan citizens have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of two Romanian soldiers and the injury of a third.

Defence Minister said Monday that the Romanians were training Afghan police officers Saturday morning near Kandahar when two men wearing Afghan police uniforms who were “probably Afghan police” opened fire.

Motoc said the Romanians returned fire. Two soldiers died later at a hospital and the third was transferred to Germany for treatment. An investigation is under way.

Motoc asked President Klaus Iohannis to bestow the Star of Romania award on the two soldiers, post-mortem.

The defence ministry says Romania has 631 troops serving in Afghanistan and has had soldiers there since 2002.


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