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Inquiry finds tensions between Aussies and Afghans

Inquiry finds tensions between Aussies and Afghans

An Australian inquiry into the death of an Australian soldier shot by an Afghan counterpart has found "constant but manageable tension" between the two nations' troops.
The military report released Friday did not conclude why Afghan soldier Shafied Ullah killed Lance Cpl. Andrew Jones at a forward patrol base in Uruzgan province in May 2011.
Ullah fled the scene and was shot dead by international forces three weeks later at a village east of the Australian base in Tarin Kot.
The inquiry found that "while there was strong and workable relationship between Australian and Afghan forces" at the patrol base, "there remains a constant but manageable tension at mentoring locations, generally due to cultural issues."
Australia is the biggest military contributor to coalition forces in Afghanistan outside of NATO.


Updated : 2021-03-03 07:32 GMT+08:00