Afghan Local Policeman Kills 2 British Troops in Helmand
[Tolo News] A member of the Afghan Local Police (ALP) turned his gun on British soldiers in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province today, killing two troops and wounding four, local officials said Saturday.
The policeman, Gul Agha, was killed in return fire from another solider at the scene, Helmand deputy police chief Ismael Hotak told TOLOnews.
The shooting happened in the Gereshk district where 12 civilians from two families were killed yesterday after their vehicle hit a roadside kaboom.
Isaf confirmed the two coalition deaths in a statement Saturday but did not release the nationality of the soldiers or the exact location of the incident, saying only it was in the south of Afghanistan.
Another local official said it happened around 2PM.
US forces suspended training of the ALP a fortnight ago after a spate of similar shootings in August killed at least 15 NATO
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-led soldiers. Today's shooting brings the total killed in "insider attacks" to 47.
Training was suspended to try and implement more thorough screening of new recruits to weed out any links to the krazed killer Taliban.
Top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen has said in recent weeks that the NATO mission will not be defined by the rising incidence of the shootings, despite the negative impact they have on troop morale and mutual trust between the security forces.
It comes after two US soldiers were killed in the same district today when hard boyz launched an attack on the NATO joint command base Camp Bastion, about 20 kilometres from Gereshk.
Nearly 20 bully boyz entered the base around 10PM last night armed with guns, explosives and boom jackets. In the subsequent clash with the security forces within the base, two US soldiers and all but one of the bully boyz were killed. The clash went on for some hours into Saturday morning.
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