2 MORE U.S SOLDIERS SHOT BY AFGAN COLLEAGUE
A rogue Afghan border policeman has shot dead, on Monday 04/04/2011, two U.S soldiers from NATO-ISAF in northern Faryab province. In the last incident of its kind, one of many, a rogue Afghan soldier has killed a German soldier with NATO-ISAF force in the province of Baghlan, on Friday 02/18/2011 (see – Baghlan 02.18.11).
Abdul Sattar Bariz, the deputy governor of the province, said the victims were American soldiers, killed at a checkpoint by a member of the Afghan Border Police. “He killed the two trainers while they were teaching them, in Faryab city,” Bariz told the Reuters news agency by telephone.NATO-ISAF said it was investigating the deaths.
“According to initial reporting, an individual in an Afghan Border Police uniform fired on the ISAF members inside a compound. The individual who fired the shots fled the scene,” an ISAF statement said.
On a number of previous occasions, members or purported members of the Afghan security forces have killed their foreign counterparts.
There are nearly 140,000 international troops, mostly NATO forces deployed under USA command, in Afghanistan, tasked to defeat a Taliban-led insurgency.
Meanwhile, two suicide bombers were killed as they were planning to attack a court building in Lashkar Gah city, the capital of Helmand, on Monday. One of the suicide bombers was shot dead by the police while the other blew himself up.
And earlier on Monday, protesters scuffled with police, as more than 1,000 Afghans protested for a fourth day to denounce the burning of a Quran by by Florida pastor Terry Jones, witnesses said. The violence has killed at least 22, including seven foreign UN staff (see – Mazar 04.01.11), and wounded nearly 140 other people.
01/2011-NATO SOLDIER KILLED BY AFGHAN COLLEAGUE
10/2010 -TALIBAN INFILTARTED THE AFGHAN ARMY
08/2010 -AN AFGHAN RECRUIT KILLED 2 SPANIARDS