September 03, 2014

Individual in Afghan Army uniform kill NATO soldier

By Sajad - Sun Nov 11 2012, 10:36 pm

A NATO soldier was killed following a suspected insider attack in southern Afghanistan on Sunday.

NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “An International Security Assistance Force service member died when an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against ISAF service members in southern Afghanistan today.”

“The incident is currently under investigation.”, ISAF said following the statement.

The source did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident and nationality of the deceased soldier.

International Security Assistance Force geneerally do not disclose identities of the NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan saying, “It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”

In the meantime local officials in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan said a NATO soldier was killed and another soldier was injured following a roadside bomb explosion in this province.

The officials further added the incident took place while ISAF troops were defusing a roadside improvised explosive device in Panjwai district on Saturday evening.

At least 378 NATO troops including 287 US troops, 44 British troops and 47 soldiers from the other NATO member countries have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2012.

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