Wednesday
September 17, 2014
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Afghans in army uniform kill two US troops

Two Afghan men in army uniforms turned their weapons on American forces in east Afghanistan today, killing two US troops, officials said.

An Afghan interior ministry official said the shooting took place in Kapisa province, just north of the capital Kabul.

The NATO-led coalition confirmed two foreign troops had been shot dead but did not identify their nationalities. A US defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said both victims were from the United States.

It was the first "insider" attack this year. There were ten such incidents last year, resulting in the deaths of 15 members of the ISAF international security forces, according to a Reuters tally.

The attacks led the NATO-led force to briefly suspend all joint activities, a cornerstone of its mission in Afghanistan.

  • CommentComment
  • Increase font size Decrease font sizeSize
  • Email article
    email
  • Print
    Print
  • Share
    1. Vote
    2. Not interesting Little interesting Interesting Very interesting Indispensable
Tags:  Afghanistan  US  troops  





  • Comment
  • Increase font size Decrease font size
  • mail
  • Print

COMMENTS >

Comment




Grupo ámbito ámbito financiero ambito.com Docsalud AlRugby.com Premium El Ciudadano El Tribuno Management

Director: Orlando Mario Vignatti - Edition No. 4254 - This publication is a property of NEFIR S.A. -RNPI Nº 5177376 - Issn 1852 - 9224 - Te. 4349-1500 - San Juan 141 , (C1063ACY) CABA