Two Americans killed in Afghan insider attack: US forces
KABUL - Agence France-Presse
AFP photoTwo American soldiers were killed by a man in an Afghan police uniform today, the US military said, the latest in a series of insider attacks, AFP reported.
"Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members died after an individual wearing an Afghan National Police uniform turned his weapon against them in Khas Uruzgan, Uruzgan," the US military in Afghanistan said.
The country has witnessed a surge in insider attacks, with more than 50 foreign soldiers killed by their colleagues in the Afghan army and police this year.
Most are blamed on cultural differences between soldiers working closely together against Taliban insurgents, but NATO attributes some 25 percent of the incidents to Taliban infiltrators.
The attacks have created deep distrust between the allies, and have rocked NATO'S plan to train Afghan forces to take over the fight against the Taliban when foreign troops leave at the end of 2014.