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Mystery surrounds death of Australian Commando shot in Afghanistan after no weapon found
news.com.au ^ | 3rd July 2014

Posted on 07/02/2014 2:47:06 PM PDT by naturalman1975

THE mystery surrounding the shooting death of an Australian Commando in Afghanistan deepened when it emerged no weapon had been found in the room at Kabul airport where the elite soldier was fatally injured by a single gunshot.

Earlier reports from NATO Military Police investigators said that three weapons were being examined in what was regarded as a suspected suicide.

However a follow-up report stated that no weapon had been recovered from the scene.

The second report also stated that there was no sign of any projectile entering the building and no indication of the angle of the weapon or any ballistic measurements.

It is possible that the gun was removed and the scene contaminated during frantic attempts to save the special-forces soldier.

The un-named multiple tour Afghanistan veteran, a Lance Corporal from the Sydney based 2nd Commando Regiment, died surrounded by his mates after being shot in the upper torso at about 2pm on Tuesday in what Defence described as a “non-combat related incident”.

A US-led NATO investigation unit secured the scene and was collecting evidence for the Australian Defence Force Investigative Service (ADFIS).

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1 posted on 07/02/2014 2:47:06 PM PDT by naturalman1975
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To: naturalman1975

My guess: accidental shooting by one of his mates.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 3:05:59 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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Suicides don’t usually shoot themselves in the torso, I think.


3 posted on 07/02/2014 3:29:50 PM PDT by Rio (Proud resident of the State of Jefferson)
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To: naturalman1975

Seems possible that the pressures of combat got to this man...as it has with many,many US troops (reports of suicides by our guys who’ve returned home are plentiful).Or perhaps the Religion of Pieces is now employing assassins.Very sad to see such a brave man lose his life...regardless of the circumstances.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 5:18:53 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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