Tuesday, October 30, 2012

An Afghan police killed 2 ISAF British nationals

NATO says a man wearing an Afghan police uniform has shot and killed two coalition troops in southern Afghanistan in the latest apparent "insider" attack.

The international coalition did not give further details, but Afghan officials said the attacker killed two British soldiers Tuesday in Helmand province.

The incident is the latest in a series of such attacks that threaten to seriously undermine trust between NATO and their Afghan counterparts, as foreign combat troops prepare to complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

At least 53 coalition service members have been killed this year by Afghan soldiers and police or militants disguised as security personnel.  NATO commanders have attributed a quarter of the so-called "insider" attacks to Taliban infiltration.

from VOA News
October 30, 2012

from ISAF:


For Immediate Release

KABUL, Afghanistan (Oct. 30, 2013) – An individual wearing the uniform of an Afghan policeman turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two.

The incident is currently under investigation.

It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
Taliban spokesman, @ABalkhi:

URGENT| Afghan police officer (Atiqullah) opens fire on foreign troops, 12pm local time, Malgir area, Babaji district (Helmand
3 British invaders killed on spot, hero grabs enemy machine gun, joins Mujahideen nearby.
from Pajhwok:
by Shams Jalal onOct 30, 2012 - 15:25   

LASHKARGAH (PAN): Two British soldiers were killed on Tuesday when a man wearing police uniform attack the international soldiers in southern province of Helmand, officials said.

The incident took place at noon in Nahr-i-Siraj area of Grishk district, when the man opened fire on the British soldiers near Parsha police checkpoint next to a river, killing two soldiers, a security official said on condition of anonymity.

The attacker managed to flee from the area, he added.

Deputy commander of coordination centre at Helmand police headquarters Col. Mohammad Ismael Hotak, said they were informed about the incident and had sent a team to probe the shooting.
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