阿富汗特种兵枪杀3名美军后被击毙

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年6月11日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

阿富汗特种部队人员在楠格哈尔省的阿钦地区巡逻(2017年4月14日)
阿富汗特种部队人员在楠格哈尔省的阿钦地区巡逻(2017年4月14日)FILE - Afghan special forces patrol in Pandola village near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan, April 14, 2017.

阿富汗东部当局表示,阿富汗特种部队一个穿军服的成员向美国军事人员开枪,造成3人死亡,另有一人受伤。

楠格哈尔省政府发言人阿图拉·霍基亚尼告诉美国之音,星期六这个事件发生在楠格哈尔省的阿钦地区,凶手被美军立即击毙。

一位美国军事发言人回答VOA问询时说,美国军方官员“意识到阿富汗东部的事件,我们会在适当的时候发布更多的信息。”

塔利班发言人立即“认领”这个“内部攻击”事件说,那个杀手是塔利班成员,已经渗入阿富汗军队以便进行这种攻击。

美国和阿富汗突击队正在阿钦的崎岖山地打击恐怖组织“伊斯兰国 ”,总部在叙利亚的“伊斯兰国 ”在阿钦地区有效忠者,建立了基地。

阿富汗的一位资深国际外交官说,当局正在研究这样一种可能性,即这次杀戮可能与两名阿富汗军人在赫尔曼德省被误杀事件有关,美国对此事件表示歉意。

美军空袭误伤阿富汗政府军

美国军方星期六确认,在阿富汗南部进行的一次打击塔利班的夜间联合作战行动中,美军造成了阿富汗安全部队的死伤,但是美国军方没有提供伤亡数字。

据当地媒体报道,这次事件发生在陷入争夺战的赫尔曼德省的纳丁·阿里地区。美军星期五夜间对塔利班占据的这一地区实施了空袭,炸死了至少8名当地军人,受伤的更多。在当地媒体报道之后,美军也确认了。

在喀布尔的美军公关办公室说,目前已经对造成这一“不幸事件”的原因展开调查。

声明说,美国军方对伤亡者的家属表达“最深切”的哀悼。

塔利班的一位发言人声称,当时阿富汗军队”化装成塔利班”,准备在这一地区占据阵地伏击塔利班。美国军机进行了轰炸,“炸死了几十人”。

赫尔曼德省是阿富汗最大的省份,大部分地区被塔利班占据或是受到其影响。

四月份,大约有300名美国海军陆战队员到达了赫尔曼德省,帮助在对塔利班的战斗中倍感吃力的阿富汗军队。

'Afghan' Special Forces Member Guns Down 3 US Soldiers

Authorities in eastern Afghanistan say a uniformed member of Afghan Special Forces turned his gun on U.S. military personnel, killing three of them and wounding one other.

The incident happened Saturday in the volatile Achin district of Nangarhar province. A provincial government spokesman, Attaullah Khogyani, told VOA the assailant was instantly gunned down by American soldiers.

A Taliban spokesman said the gunman was one of its men who had infiltrated Afghan forces’ ranks.

Earlier reports had said two U.S. soldiers died and two were injured. Officials said President Donald Trump was informed about the Americans' deaths and was being kept up to date on all developments while on a weekend trip in New Jersey.

A senior international diplomat in Afghanistan said authorities are looking into the possibility that the killings in Nangarhar might be related to the earlier deaths of two Afghan policemen in what the U.S. called a 'friendly fire incident" in Helmand province. The U.S. has apologized for that incident.

Saturday's attack against U.S. forces occurred after what appeared to be yet another "friendly fire" incident in Helmand, where the U.S. military confirmed that joint counter-Taliban operations overnight killed or wounded an unspecified number of Afghan security forces members.

Local media reports said airstrikes late Friday in the insurgent-held Nad Ali district killed at least eight local forces and wounded many more. Some reports said up to 20 Afghan personnel were killed.

A spokesman for the insurgents said the Afghan forces hit by airstrikes had “dressed like Taliban” and were in position in the Loe Bagh area, intending to ambush Taliban fighters, when jet planes “bombed and killed tens of them.”

The U.S. military's public affairs office in Kabul said an investigation was under way and gave a brief description of the incident: “During an ANDSF [Afghan National Defense and Security Forces] and U.S.-partnered operation, fire resulted in deaths and injuries to members of the Afghan Border Police.”

The U.S. military offered its deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

Helmand is Afghanistan’s largest province, and most of it is under the control or influence of the Taliban. The district where Friday night’s airstrikes took place is located on the edge of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital.

A group of roughly 300 U.S. Marines arrived in Helmand in April to support struggling Afghan forces in their battle against the Taliban.

The insurgents have extended their control over swaths of Afghanistan and killed scores of Afghan security forces members since launching their so-called yearly spring offensive in late April.

The wartorn nation -- and its capital city, Kabul, in particular -- has also been hit in recent weeks by suicide bombings that have caused unprecedented civilian casualties.