Afghan police officer kills 2 U.S. troops
By VICTORIA JONES
Talk Radio News Service
WASHINGTON – Two U.S. troops were killed today in the western Afghan province of Farah when an Afghan local police officer turned his gun on them in the most recent in a string of so-called green-on-blue attacks, which have increased dramatically in the past year.
The police officer was shot and killed. He had been recruited to the police just five days ago.
The attack marks the 30th time in 2012 that Afghan security forces working in partnership with Western troops have turned their weapons on their allies.
In a second attack today a member of the Afghan security forces shot and wounded three foreign troops in the southern Kandahar province. At least 39 coalition forces have been killed in these attacks this year, including 23 Americans.
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