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ANA soldier kills 2 ISAF soldiers, Afghan comrade

ANA soldier kills 2 ISAF soldiers, Afghan comrade

Sep 03, 2011 - 15:42

PUL-I-ALAM (PANinfo-icon): 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 in central Logar province on Saturday, officials said.

But ISAFinfo-icon media office in Kabulinfo-icon said the US-led coalition troops suffered no casualties during the clash between ANA and coalition troops.

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, Cap. 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 others 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.

“I heard gunshots coming from the direction of US military camp, but I don’t know what has happened,” a shopkeeper in Pul-i-Alam city, Hashmatullah, said.

It is not yet clear whether the Afghan man was a genuine member of the army or an insurgent posing as a soldier.

On April 16, 2011, a suicide bomber who had been recruited into the Afghan army blew himself up inside a military base, killing five NATOinfo-icon troops and four Afghan soldiers.

The bombing took place at the headquarters of the Afghan army’s 201st Corps, known as Forward Operating Base Gamberi, in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon’s Laghman province. The base also has a contingent of NATO troops.



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