SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian defense department report says the nation's army failed to provide adequate security for three Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan last year by an Afghan army colleague.
The report released Wednesday says the level of security was too weak in the lead-up to the August 2012 attack at a base in Uruzgan province. A man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on a group of Australian soldiers, killing three and wounding two. The shooter fled and has not yet been caught.
Air Marshal Mark Binskin, vice chief of the Australian Defense Force, told reporters in Canberra that three soldiers are expected to be disciplined over the security gaps.
Australia has 1,550 troops in Afghanistan and makes the largest military contribution of any country outside NATO.
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