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Afghan policeman kills three British soldiers

Reuters

An Afghan policeman shot dead three British soldiers at a checkpoint in southern Helmand province on Sunday, Afghan officials said, the latest in a chain of increasingly frequent rogue killings.

A fourth British soldier was also injured, provincial governor spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said of the attack, which could further erode trust between NATO and the Afghan forces they train before most foreign combat troops leave in 2014.

The soldiers were serving with an Afghan police advisory team and were killed after a meeting at the checkpoint at Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand, Britain’s Defence Ministry said on Monday.

The assailant was injured and detained, a Defence Ministry spokesman said

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July 2, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Safety and Security Issues | , ,

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