‘Afghan troop boasts of shooting Australians’
Last Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 22:49
Sydney: An Afghan soldier who opened fire on Australian troops at a remote base last year has claimed he and his fellow Army recruits had often discussed killing the foreigners, a report said on Saturday.

In a Taliban video, Mohammed Roozi talks about how he attacked Australian and Afghan soldiers at Patrol Base Nasir in November, saying he turned a machine gun and rocket launcher on them before going into hiding.

Roozi, who seriously injured three Australians and two Afghan soldiers in the attack, has been the subject of a manhunt ever since.

"I had one mission on my mind -- to kill foreigners and teach them a lesson. We are Muslims. We cannot accept foreigners," The Sydney Morning Herald cited Roozi as saying in the video.

The former soldier in the Afghan National Army, members of which are being trained by Australian soldiers serving in Afghanistan, said on the day of the attack he prepared the grenade launcher and his gun in front of other soldiers.


First Published: Saturday, February 11, 2012, 22:49

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