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    3rd incidence in 2 weeks, another Afghan soldier opens fire, kills American soldier

    There were mutiple similar incodences in past months, these incidences are becoming more frequent:



    Afghan Soldier Kills American and Wounds 3 Others


    Published: January 9, 2012

    KABUL, Afghanistan — An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American military personnel while they were playing volleyball at a camp in southern Afghanistan, killing one and wounding three others before being fatally shot, the Afghan police said on Monday.

    It was the third time in just over two weeks that a man wearing an Afghan Army uniform attacked NATO personnel. In the earlier cases, the Taliban claimed responsibility, although there was no immediate claim in this case that the Afghan soldier had Taliban sympathies.


    The attack took place on Sunday afternoon in Qalat, the capital of Zabul Province. The Afghan soldier approached the volleyball game and appeared to watch the soldiers play before opening fire with an M-16 assault rifle, said Ghulam Jilani Farahi, deputy police chief of Zabul Province. Another American soldier who heard the firing shot and killed the attacker, he said.

    In the first of the attacks last month, in late December an Afghan soldier opened fire on American soldiers in the western province of Farah during a joint patrol. Only the Afghan soldier was killed in that attack, which was preceded by an argument between the Afghans and the Americans.

    A few days later, a man wearing an Afghan Army uniform gunned down two members of the French Foreign Legion in the east of the country before being fatally shot.

    Separately, the bodies of four American service members killed in a roadside bombing last week in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan were returned to the United States, The Associated Press reported. They were among eight NATO service members who were killed in three separate insurgent attacks.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/wo...-3-others.html



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    I hate it when they call it NATO personnel. American! AMERICAN!
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

    We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
    - Edward R. Murrow

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    NATO troops in vast majority of the times means American troops, other nations have very small presence and mostly in non-volatile parts of Afghanistan.

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    I can't see where he did anything wrong.

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    He probably did it because he wasn't allowed to play volleybal. This turned into hatred because of the freedom of the american personnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatjohn View Post
    He probably did it because he wasn't allowed to play volleybal. This turned into hatred because of the freedom of the american personnel.
    I see what you did there.... :P

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    Latest such killing:


    Afghan Soldier Kills U.S. Marine in Helmand Province Shooting

    By Eltaf Najafizada - Feb 1, 2012 2:04 AM ET
    Business Exchange Buzz up! Digg Print Email An Afghan soldier shot dead a U.S. Marine in the southern province of Helmand, the latest in a series of incidents that have raised tensions between local and foreign troops.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...-shooting.html

    February 01, 2012
    Surge of Afghan Insider Attacks Alarms US, NATO
    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/...138499254.html


    French troops killed over US Marine abuse video

    Herald Sun January 23, 2012 11:05AM

    Security sources say the Afghan soldier who shot dead four French troops says he did it because of a recent video showing US Marines urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban insurgents.

    The attack on the unarmed soldiers on Friday at a base in eastern Afghanistan also wounded 15 French troops, eight of them seriously.

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy reacted angrily, threatening to pull his forces out of Afghanistan ahead of the 2014 deadline for all US-led coalition combat troops, and dispatched Defence Minister Gerard Longuet to Kabul.
    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/wor...-1226251098377
    Last edited by moderate libertarian; 02-01-2012 at 10:33 PM.

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    February 05, 2012
    Karzai Condemns Deadly Car Bombing in Southern Afghanistan
    Karzai: Car Bombing Kills 9, Wounds 19 in S. Afghanistan
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned a deadly car bombing that happened Sunday outside a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan.

    According to the president's official Facebook page, a vehicle filled with explosives killed nine people and wounded another 19 at the police station in Kandahar city. Previous reports quoted Afghan officials as saying the bombing killed five officers and two civilians.

    In northern Afghanistan, police officials say an American soldier allegedly shot and killed a local guard outside a military base, apparently because the American thought the guard was to going to attack him. Officials called last Thursday's incident in Sari Pul province a "misunderstanding."A NATO representative refused to comment to the French news agency, saying an investigation is ongoing.

    The incident comes less than two weeks after an Afghan soldier shot dead four unarmed French troops at a base in eastern Afghanistan.
    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/...138736764.html


    US lawmakers:Stop insider attacks by Afghan troops
    The Associated Press - ‎Feb 1, 2012‎

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The US military provided sweeping details Wednesday of the problem of insider attacks by Afghan security forces against US and other coalition troops, prompting lawmakers to call the screening process for Afghan forces "tragically ...
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...e7f82b9ff52a2e
    Last edited by moderate libertarian; 02-05-2012 at 08:56 PM.



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    4 more Nato troops killed and 7 injured by an Afghan policeman and soldier in two separate incidences.

    Afghan police fire on NATO troops, kill one Albanian soldier
    ‎Feb 21, 2012‎

    Kabul - Afghan police clashed with NATO troops in southern Afghanistan, killing one Albanian soldier and injuring three other foreign troops, officials said Tuesday.


    Afghan soldier kills two NATO troops at protests
    By Mirwais Harooni and Amie Ferris-Rotman

    KABUL | Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:43am EST
    The killings came hours after the Taliban urged Afghans to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for the burning of the Korans at Bagram airfield on Tuesday.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...81K09T20120223



    Three NATO troops killed by Afghan bomb
    The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎

    NATO says three service members have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. The international military coalition did not give any other details about the overnight deaths. So far this year, 47 NATO service members have been killed ...

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226277738235




    Lot of Afghan news today. Drudge headline claims that Afghan burnt effigy of "Black Dog Obama":

    Last edited by moderate libertarian; 02-23-2012 at 07:54 AM.



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