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Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:35 AM

Suspected insider attack kills U.S. soldier, contractor in Afghanistan

Source: LAT

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A U.S. soldier and an American civilian contractor were shot to death this weekend in what NATO officials said on Sunday was a suspected insider attack, the latest in a disturbing surge of so-called green-on-blue killings that have threatened collaboration between Afghan and NATO forces ahead of the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2014.

The attack, which occurred late Saturday afternoon in the eastern province of Wardak, comes just days after top U.S. military officials said joint operations between U.S. and Afghan forces were resuming after a temporary halt imposed by the U.S. because of the rising number of insider attacks.

Gen. Abdul Qayum Baqizoi, Wardak’s police chief, said gunfire broke out between NATO and Afghan army troops at a checkpoint in the province’s Sayedabad district. Three other NATO soldiers were injured in the gunfight. Three of the seven Afghan army soldiers deployed at the checkpoint were killed, Baqizoi said. A “misunderstanding” led to the incident, Baqizoi added, but he would not elaborate.

A short statement issued by NATO described the incident as “a suspected insider attack.” A joint NATO-Afghan security force investigation into the attack was underway, according to the statement.

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/09/suspected-insider-attack-kills-us-soldier-contractor-in-afghanistan.html

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Reply Suspected insider attack kills U.S. soldier, contractor in Afghanistan (Original post)
bemildred Sep 2012 OP
BE10sCoach Sep 2012 #1
patrice Sep 2012 #3
patrice Sep 2012 #2
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #4
daleo Sep 2012 #5
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2012 #6

Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 11:45 AM

1. It's over

Mr. President, Democrats and Republicans in Congess, get the hell out of that dust bowl!
We should no longer waste our precious men and women in uniform to keep the
corrupt Karzi government in power. Get out and let them go back to the way they were for centuries.
Were not going to change or help those who don't want our help.

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Response to BE10sCoach (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:06 PM

3. +1google

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:04 PM

2. "misunderstanding"? about a certain video??? nt

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 12:36 PM

4. Wow, that didn't take long. Best to get out as fast as we can.

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Response to bemildred (Original post)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 02:17 PM

5. I have heard that the Viet Cong evened the odds

By getting very close to technologically advanced western military forces, thus minimizing that advantage.

Sounds like the Taliban is taking that to the logical extreme.

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Response to daleo (Reply #5)

Sun Sep 30, 2012, 05:25 PM

6. Great minds and all that.

The very thought I had in reading the headline...
How do you spell Afghanistann?
V I E T N A M

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