The Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, reported yesterday that a rogue Afghan National Army soldier had finally received justice for a green-on-blue attack in 2011. Mohammed Roozi was tracked down by a combined force consisting of the ISAF and Australian troops.
The attack perpetrated by Roozi happened in the Uruzgan province at an Australian base. Reuters reported in 2011, "Afghan soldier turns gun on Australian troops, wounds three." Roozi opened fire on the Australians and Afghans with a grenade launcher and automatic weapon, he then fled to the Taliban.
He was tracked down, found and killed in the northern province of Takhar. The Long War Journal reports: "This combined operation involved months of focused intelligence and professional work by the Australian Defense Force in concert with the International Security Assistance Force."
When Roozi was encountered, he threw a grenade at the Afghan-led team, which opened fire on him which resulted in his death. One Afghan soldier was slightly injured during the fight. It was reported that the Voice of Jihad confirmed the death of Roozi on Aug. 14. The VOJ also said he was killed by American troops and that Roozi had killed eight during the fight.
Statistics for green-on-blue attacks are now classified, according to The Long War Journal, since March 2012. Their request as for the reason the attacks are considered classified went unanswered. They also reported there were 99 green-on-blue attacks from 2007-2012.
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