KABUL, Afghanistan – A man in an Afghan uniform shot and killed three American troops Friday morning in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military command said, in the third attack on coalition forces by their Afghan counterparts in a week. The Taliban claimed the shooter joined the insurgency after the attack.
So far this year, at least 21 similar attacks -- in which Afghan forces or insurgents disguised in Afghan uniforms have turned their guns on international troops -- have killed 30 coalition service members, according to an Associated Press tally.
Friday's shooting took place in Sangin district of Helmand province, said U.S. military spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge. She gave no further details and said the military were investigating. (Continue Reading.)
Friday, August 10, 2012
U.S. Military Hopes to "Build Trust" in Afghanistan
There have been at least 21 attacks this year on coalition troops by Afghan forces (who are supposedly our allies) or Muslims dressed as Afghan forces. The military's response? "We need to work on building more trust." Yep, that's it. Just keep trusting the people who pretend to be your allies right before they fire a hail of bullets into your back.