KABUL, Afghanistan (Sun, Sep. 16) - Four NATO troops were killed by a suspected Afghan policeman on Sunday, the US-led military said, in the latest apparent attack involving Afghan security forces killing their Western allies.
|Afghanistan: 4 NATO soldiers killed in "insider" attack, second such attack in less than 24 hours|
The international alliance ISAF (International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says in a statement that the attack happened in the wee hours today in Helmand province, one of the strongholds of the Taliban-led insurgency.
This is the second such attack in less than 24 hours after two British soldiers, from 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, were killed in a similar “insider” shooting on Saturday.
Four ISAF "service members died today in southern Afghanistan following an insider attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police", ISAF said in a statement.
According to Reuters; at least 51 foreign military personnel have been killed in "insider" attacks this year, attacks which have put a heavy strain on trust between the coalition and Afghanistan as they move towards handing security responsibility to Afghan forces by the end of 2014.
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