Australian soldier dies in ‘non-combat’ related incident in Afghanistan

BREAKING NEWS: An Australian Special Forces soldier has died in a ‘non-combat’ related incident in Afghanistan.

Stock photo: Australian soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan. SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons

Stock photo: Australian soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan. SOURCE: Wikimedia Commons

Speaking from Canberra, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin told journalists that the soldier was found dead in a building used for administration purposes by the Australian Defence Force, in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul.

Around 2pm Afghanistan time, the soldier’s colleagues found him in an administration building with a gunshot wound. The soldier, from the Sydney-based 2nd Commando Regiment, was evacuated to the Role 2 medical facility in Kabul where he under went emergency medical treatment. Sadly, the soldier’s injuries were too severe and he later died surrounded by his mates.

Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin

Binskin says the death will ‘impact the nation’ and has requested the media respect the soldier’s family’s privacy. He said he would not comment further on the nature of the incident.

An investiagtion is currently being undertaken.

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