FBI Investigating Reported Assault of Female U.S. Service Member By Afghan Evacuees

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The FBI’s El Paso, Texas, office received a report of an assault of a female service member by male Afghan evacuees at a complex in New Mexico.

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The name and age of the woman have not been released, and there are no details of the nature of the assault, but the El Paso Times reports that she was assaulted on Sept. 19 by a «small group of male evacuees.»

«We take the allegation seriously and appropriately referred the matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation,» Lt. Col. Allie Payne, director of public affairs for Fort Bliss, told TV station KVIA.

Fort Bliss officials have not responded to NPR’s requests for comment.

  • women in the military
  • Afghan refugees
  • New Mexico
  • FBI
  • Army

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