Military: Afghan Inside Attack Kills 4 US Troops

By: AP
By: AP

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The third apparent insider attack in as many days has killed four U.S. service members in southern Afghanistan.

NATO says at least one Afghan police officer turned his gun on coalition troops at a remote checkpoint, before escaping.

In all, eight troops have died in such attacks the past three days.

Recent months have seen a string of such insider attacks by Afghan forces against their international counterparts. The killings have imperiled the military partnership between Kabul and NATO, a working relationship that is key to the handover of security responsibilities to Afghan forces as international troops draw down.

The most recent attacks also come amid an international uproar about an Internet video that mocks Islam.

There were two protests against the film in Afghanistan today, one in the capital, Kabul, and one in the western city of Herat. Both appeared to be going forward peacefully. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards. Comments may take up to 24 hours or longer to appear on the site.

See full commenting rules...
powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 169946386 -
Gray Television, Inc.