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British servicemen killed by Afghan police in suspected ‘green on blue’ attack

The Independent  May 13, 2012

Two British servicemen have been shot dead by Afghan police in Helmand province in a suspected ‘green on blue’ attack, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The soldiers, one from the 1st Battalion Welsh guards and the other a Royal Air Force airman, were killed in the Lashkar Gah district yesterday.

Next of kin have been informed.

A spokesman from the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) today claimed the attack was carried out by two individuals wearing Afghan national police force uniforms.

One of the attackers is thought to be still at large, and the other was killed when allied forces returned fire.

The two deceased soldiers were members of an advisory team providing security for a meeting with Afghan officials near Patrol Base Attal.

The incident would appear to be another in a series of so-called ‘green on blue’ attacks where Afghan security forces have attacked international allies.

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