Man In Afghan Army Uniform Kills 2 NATO Troops

By Salon Staff

Published December 29, 2011 9:54AM (EST)

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says a man wearing an Afghan army uniform has killed two service members in eastern Afghanistan.

The alliance says the two NATO troops were killed on Thursday when the man turned his weapon against them.

NATO released no further details and did not disclose the nationalities of the slain service members. There was no word on what happened to the attacker.

The shooting appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks by members of the Afghan security forces against their coalition partners. Such attacks have raised fears of increased Taliban infiltration of the Afghan police and army as NATO speeds up the training of the security forces.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a roadside bombing has killed 10 police officers and wounded one other in southwestern Helmand province.

A spokesman for the provincial governor, Daud Ahmadi, and police chief Haji Abdul Marjan said that Thursday's explosion destroyed a police pickup truck as it drove through Zarghun Kalay village in Helmand's Nad Ali district.

Both officials said the officers had left a training center and were headed home when their vehicle struck the bomb.

Marjan says they drove along the same road every day. Ahmadi says eight of those killed were new recruits.

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