FBI investigating assault on female soldier by Afghan refugees in New Mexico


The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating the assault on a female soldier by a group of Afghan refugees in a military camp in New Mexico. (File Photo – Camps housing Afghan evacuees in a U.S. military base)

The incident reportedly took place last Sunday at Army’s Doña Ana Complex camp which houses thousands of Afghan evacuees.

Lt. Col. Allie Payne, director of Public Affairs for Fort Bliss told ABC-7 “We can confirm a female service member supporting Operation Allies Welcome reported being assaulted on Sept. 19 by a small group of male evacuees at the Doña Ana Complex in New Mexico.”

Payne further added that the soldier had received medical care and counseling. “We take the allegation seriously and appropriately referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

Reports regarding the assault on female soldier emerged days after the authorities in Wisconsin said they have arrested and charged two Afghan refugees with child sex and spousal abuse.

The prosecutors charged Baharullah Noori, 20, with three counts of attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor and one count of attempting to engage in a sexual act with a minor using force.

The prosecutors also charged Mohammad Haroon Imaad, 32, with assaulting his wife by strangling and suffocating her.




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