August 31, 2014

Afghan police attack NATO troops in western Afghanistan

By Sajad - Tue Jan 15 2013, 9:55 pm

Afghan policeAccording to local authorities in western Farah province of Afghanistan, a number of the Afghan police officers attacked Italian troops convoy in this province.

A local security official in Farah province speaking on the condition of anonymity said two Afghan national police officer along with a local police officer attacked NATO-led Italian troops convoy in Bakwa district last night and managed to escape the area after the attack.

He said Italian troops did not suffer any casualties following the attack.

In the meantime a spokesman for the Taliban group Qari Yousuf Ahmadi said at least three Italian troops were killed following and another soldier was injured.

He said the assailant Afghan police officers joined Taliban militants after carrying out the attack. NATO-led International Security Assistance Force yet to comment regarding the incident.

NATO soldiers are fighting alongside Afghan colleagues to thwart Taliban militants. But more than 60 foreign soldiers were killed in 2012 in “insider attacks” that have bred mistrust and threatened to derail the training process.

Afghan soldiers and police are taking on responsibility for battling the militants from 100,000 NATO troops who will leave by the end of next year — more than a decade after a US-led invasion brought down the Taliban regime.

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