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Afghanistan: Another Green on Blue Rogue Attack Kills 2 U.S. Service Members

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two American Special Forces members were shot to death on Friday by a new Afghan local police recruit they were training at a small outpost in western Afghanistan.

KABUL, Afghanistan  Associated Press at Huffington Post   August 17, 2012

Another Afghan policeman turned his weapon on American allies on Friday in the country’s west, killing two U.S. service members in the latest of a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

The killing — which local police said was by an Afghan recruited just five days earlier to a village defense force — is the sixth similar incident in two weeks.

The shooting happened in the far western province of Farah, said Jamie Graybeal, a spokesman for the international coalition force. The attacker was a member of the Afghan Local Police, a village defense force that is being trained by international forces, including U.S. special forces.

Graybeal says two American service members died before the Afghan attacker was shot and killed.

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August 17, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Safety and Security Issues | , , ,

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