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Afghan police officer opens fire on US-led soldiers
Afghan men walk past US soldiers in Ghazni Province. (File photo)
Afghan men walk past US soldiers in Ghazni Province. (File photo)
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:6PM
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An Afghan policeman has opened fire on US-led soldiers in the eastern Nangarhar Province in yet another so-called green-on-blue attack, Press TV reports.


A police commander for the Nangarhar province confirmed to Press TV that At least two American soldiers and an Afghan national security employee were injured in the Monday attack.

The assailant has reportedly managed to flee from the scene.

The shootings are reflective of the increase in ‘green-on-blue’ attacks in Afghanistan.

In two separate incidents on Friday, three US-led soldiers were shot by a police officer who invited them to a meal, while three other troops were killed by an Afghan civilian employed on a NATO base.

According to a NATO count, green-on-blue attacks, in which Afghans turn their weapons against their foreign allies, have killed a total of 37 foreign soldiers this year.

Thousands of NATO troops, due to withdraw from Afghanistan in 2014, are still in the country under the pretext of ‘training and working alongside Afghan soldiers’ for the anti-insurgency campaign.

The 2001-present US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.

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