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Afghan police kill 4 NATO soldiers in southern Afghanistan
By Sadaf Shinwari On September 16, 2012 @ 8:49 am In Afghanistan
At least 4 NATO service members were killed by a suspected member of the Afghan police forces in southern Afghanistan on Saturday.
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force following a statement announced, “Four International Security Assistance Force service members died today in southern Afghanistan following an insider attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police.”
The source further added, “The incident is currently under investigation.”
ISAF did not disclose further information regarding the exact location of the incident and nationalities of the deceased soldiers.
International Security Assistance Force generally 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.”
At least 332 NATO service members including 253 US troops, 36 British troops and 43 soldiers from the other NATO member countries have been killed in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2012.
So far this year, 47 international service members have died at the hands of Afghan soldiers or policemen or insurgents wearing their uniforms. At least 12 such attacks came in August alone, leaving 15 dead and raising concerns that the country will not be able to take charge of its own security as planned by 2014.
The insider attack came a day after insurgents conducted a brazen attack on Camp Bastion, a sprawling British base, also in Helmand province. Nine personnel with the U.S.-led coalition — eight military and one contractor — were wounded in the attack, but none of their injuries are life-threatening.
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