An American servicewoman claims that she was attacked by a group of Afghan refugees who are temporarily being held at an army base in New Mexico, the facility’s command said.
After leaving Afghanistan, the United States agreed to host tens of thousands of country residents who collaborated with American troops or are part of other risk groups.
“We can confirm that the woman is a serviceman… She reported that on September 19, she was attacked by a small group of male evacuees on the territory of the Dona Ana complex in New Mexico,” the release says.
The FBI is investigating the incident, the details of which have not been disclosed. The command assured that the victim was immediately provided with the necessary assistance, and security measures were strengthened at the base.
The first group of refugees numbering 37 thousand people, is located in the United States. The White House has asked Congress for money to accept up to 95 thousand people by September next year, the AP news agency reports. Many Afghans who are planned to be settled in the United States are still staying in transit camps deployed at American military bases abroad. Their delivery to the United States has been temporarily suspended due to an outbreak of measles among refugees.