March 26, 2012

Two UK Servicemen Killed by Afghan Soldier

Again why do we train people on how to kill us?

KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan army soldier killed two NATO troops in southern Afghanistan on Monday, NATO forces and a provincial official said, in the latest attack by rogue Afghan security personnel on Western troops.

So-called insider attacks have mounted recently as tension between Afghanistan and its foreign backers rises over a series of incidents, including the burning of Korans at a NATO base and a massacre of 17 villagers for which a U.S. soldier was charged.

The latest incident took place at about 11 a.m. in Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province at the main entrance to a base housing military and civilian reconstruction teams, the provincial governor's office said in a statement.

The attacker was shot dead by NATO soldiers, the alliance and the governor's office said. NATO did not identify the soldiers or give their nationality, although Helmand is the main area of operations for British forces in Afghanistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

"A joint Afghan and ISAF team is investigating the incident," said Captain Justin M. Brockhoff, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistant Force.

At this point, given what the future appears to be, it would be in our interest to teach our future opponents as little as possible.

By Howie at 07:59 AM | Comments |