Reports of the shooting of another Australian soldier by one of the troops we're training are just starting to come through - this report was filed by the ABC a few minutes ago.
Australian, NZ soldiers wounded in Afghan insider shooting
An Australian solider has been wounded after a member of Afghanistan's national security force opened fire on NATO troops just outside the capital Kabul.
The incident occurred at a facility where Australian and other personnel from NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were helping to train future Afghan army officers.
The Defence Force (ADF) says the Afghan solider was shot as Australian forces responded to the threat yesterday morning, but it is not known if he was killed.
The Australian soldier was treated for minor fragmentation wounds, the ADF said.
A New Zealand soldier was also hurt in the insider attack and received immediate treatment.
Acting Chief of the ADF, Air Marshal Mark Binskin, says the quick actions of coalition soldiers helped prevent more serious injuries.
"From initial reporting, it would appear that our soldiers reacted promptly and professionally, potentially saving any other ISAF or Afghan personnel from sustaining wounds or worse," he said in a statement.
"It is impossible to completely remove the threat of insider attacks, but the actions of the ADF soldiers demonstrate that our training and force protection techniques are appropriate and prepared to respond, when incidents such as this occur."
The Australian soldier is expected to return to duty soon.
The ever grateful Afghan people's leader Harmid Karzai appears barely to tolerate the presence of we infidels in his country, he's certainly not grateful for our helpl. His attitude appears to be fairly widely held by his countrymen given their resort to shooting their infidel training partners.
Have we ever worked alongside allies like this before?