Afghan soldier kills Australian comrade
Two Australian soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan with one of them shot dead by a local trooper who then fled the scene, the government said yesterday.
The incidents on Monday brought the number of Australians killed in the conflict to 26 and coincided with the arrival home of the body of Sergeant Brett Wood, who died in a bomb blast in the country a week ago.
Five soldiers were injured in the incident and evacuated to a medical facility at Kandahar in satisfactory condition.
It is not known if the crash was the result of enemy action.