2 defence personnel sanctioned over 3 Aussie deaths in Afghanistan last year

2 defence personnel sanctioned over 3 Aussie deaths in Afghanistan last year

A report into the deaths of three Australian soldiers killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan, has found there was no information available to suggest an attack was imminent.

However two soldiers have been disciplined, because they were wearing inappropriate attire at the time of the attack.

On August 29, 2012, Lance Corporal Stjepan Milosevic, 40, Sapper James Martin, 21 and Private Robert Poate, 23, were shot dead by a man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform at Patrol Base Wahab.

ADF Vice Chief Air Marshall Mark Binskin has released the report today, saying some soldiers were wearing thongs at the time of the attack, meaning they were not ready to deal with the situation, as it developed.  

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