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ISAF rejects deaths of its soldiers in Logar incident

ISAF rejects deaths of its soldiers in Logar incident

Sep 03, 2011 - 18:23

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) on Saturday rejected a report that said two foreign soldiers and an Afghan army officer were shot dead by an Afghan soldier during a clash in central Logar province.

Local officials earlier said an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier shot and killed his two international counterparts and an Afghan comrade before he was killed at a joint military base on Saturday.

The shooting took place at 10:30am at the joint military camp of Afghan and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldiers, police chief of Pul-i-Alam city, Capt. Khan Aqa Durrani, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He said the ANA deputy garrison commander was among the victims. However, he said the nationalities of two foreign soldiers killed in the firefight were yet to be identified.

The Afghan soldier who opened fire at the foreign troops was also killed in retaliatory action, he said.

A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said two foreign soldiers were killed and a third injured in the incident.

But an ISAF statement said they had no reports to indicate that any ISAF personnel were
killed or injured during today's incident in Logar.  

"Additionally, the shooting did not occur on an ISAF-owned or shared location," the statement said.

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