Man In Afghan Uniform Kills US Service Member

By: AP
By: AP
A man wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot dead an American service member in southern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday.

AP

A man wearing an Afghan army uniform has shot dead an American service member in southern Afghanistan, officials said Thursday.

It was the latest in a string of attacks against American and other foreign forces by Afghan troops or insurgents in disguise.

NATO said the shooter was killed Wednesday when coalition forces returned fire. It had no more immediate details but said the attack was under investigation.

The alliance didn't give the nationality of the slain service member, but a senior U.S. defense official said the person killed was an American. The official spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release details.


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  • by watching Location: USA on Apr 27, 2012 at 10:52 AM
    Why are our politicians not demanding an apology? Oh, yeah, just a life, not a book.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Apr 26, 2012 at 11:12 AM
    The policy should be watch the Afghans closely, don't turn your back on them, and shoot if in doubt.
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