- A female US soldier said she was assaulted by a group of male Afghan refugees as she arrived for work at the Army’s For Bliss base in New Mexico
- Reports say that at least three Afghan men attacked her on September 19
- Refugees who were airlifted from Afghanistan were being housed at the base
- The solider received medical care and counseling and has physically recovered
- ‘This is yet another tragic failure in the vetting process for Afghan nationals,’ said Rep. Yvette Herrell, referencing two other refugees who were arrested days ago in the US Air Force camp in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin
The alleged assault took place on Sunday, at around midnight, when at least three men allegedly attacked the soldier near her car after she arrived for work at the Dona Ana Complex, which had been accepting refugees airlifted out of Afghanistan are housed, ABC 7 reports.
‘We can confirm a female service member supporting Operation Allies Welcome reported being assaulted on September 19 by a small group of male evacuees ,’ said Lt. Col. Allie Payne, director of Public Affairs for Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division.
- Fort Bliss woman soldier assaulted at Afghan refugee camp – KVIA
- Assault on female US service member by male Afghan refugees at Fort Bliss under FBI investigation | Fox News
- 2 Afghan refugees charged with federal crimes while at Fort McCoy