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Afghan soldier shoots British counterpart

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Afghan soldier shoots British counterpart

Jan 08, 2013 - 09:54

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon) A man wearing the Afghan National Army (ANA) uniform shot dead an International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier in restive southern Afghanistaninfo-icon, the alliance said on Tuesday.

The ISAFinfo-icon servicemember was killed on Monday when the attacker in the ANA uniform opened fire on troops in the south, the media office of NATOinfo-icon-led troops said in a brief statement.

In line with its policy, ISAF neither revealed the soldier’s nationality nor the exact location of the incident.

Meanwhile, an Afghan soldier said on condition of anonymity that the green-on-blue attack killed one British troop and wounded six others in the Greshk district of Helmand province.

The attacker, named Sheikh, hailing from eastern Laghman province, was killed on the spot by NATO-led soldiers, the source revealed.

However, the deputy commander of the 215th Atal Military Corps in Helmand, Gen. Ghulam Farooq, was unaware about the incident.

In 2012, up to 61 ISAF soldiers were killed in 45 insider attacks, an issue of grave concern for the alliance. Yesterday's incident was the first green-on-blue assault in 2013.


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