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2 NATO Troops (American) Killed by Afghan Soldier

MSNBC  February 23, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two foreign soldiers were killed by a man dressed in an Afghan National Army uniform on Thursday, as anger over the burning of copies of the Quran at the country’s main NATO air base sparked violent protests for a third day.

A statement by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force did not give the exact location of the deadly attack on its troops, but said it took place in the east of the country.

“An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in eastern Afghanistan today, killing two service members,” the ISAF statement said. “It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”

However, CBS News reported on its Twitter feed that both service members were Americans, citing unidentified sources.

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February 23, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, ISAF, Safety and Security Issues | , , ,

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