In yet another suspected green-on-blue attack, attackers dressed as Afghan police killed four coalition troops early Sunday in southern Afghanistan, a spokesman with NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said.
ISAF spokesman James Graybeal didn’t offer more details, beyond saying that the troops died “following an insider attack involving Afghan police.”
Such an assault is the latest in a series of incidents in which members of Afghan security forces have been suspected of turning their weapons on coalition or Afghan soldiers.
And violence has been particularly rife in southern Afghanistan, which is considered the Taliban heartland, since a U.S.-led force first went into the country after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
This includes two deaths in the south of Helmand province’s Nahr-e Saraj district announced Saturday by the British Defense Ministry.
In that attack, a man wearing an Afghan police uniform fatally shot two members of the 3rd Battalion at a checkpoint, according to Maj. Laurence Roche, a spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said in a statement released by the British defense ministry.
This occurred the same day that another British soldier died in in a separate incident in Nahr-e Saraj, according to the UK defense ministry. This troop was killed when the vehicle in which he was riding in struck a bomb.
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