Afghan Gunmen in Uniform Target NATO Troops
NATO says two men wearing Afghan police uniforms have turned their weapons on coalition troops in southern Helmand province Saturday, leaving two service members dead.
A NATO statement said one of the shooters was killed when coalition forces returned fire, while the second managed to escape and was being pursued. The nationalities of the victims were not released, but the French news agency cited Afghan sources as saying the service members were British soldiers based in Helmand.
The incident is under investigation and comes a day after an attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform shot and killed a U.S. service member in eastern Kunar province. Saturday’s shooting brings the number of incidents - in which Afghan soldiers or insurgents disguised as soldiers fired on coalition forces - to 16 this year alone.