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Man in Afghan Police Uniform Kills Two Foreign Soldiers

October 30, 2012

The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says a man wearing an Afghan police uniform shot dead two of its soldiers in the country's south.

The International Security Assistance Force did not reveal the nationalities of the dead soldiers.

But the Reuters news agency quoted an Afghan police official in Helmand Province as saying the soldiers were British.

The police official said that efforts are underway to find the attacker. More than 50 members of ISAF have been killed this year in attacks in which members of Afghan security forces turn their weapons on their Western allies.

So-called insider attacks have undermined trust between coalition and Afghan forces as NATO allies prepare to withdraw most combat troops by the end of 2014.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, AFP

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/afghan-police-kills-two-foreign-soldiers/24755462.html

Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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