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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Afghanistan: Police Commander and his officers killed three US soldiers

Foreign troops in Afghanistan

An Afghan police Commander and several of his officers killed three US soldiers in Helmand, southern province of Afghanistan. The American soldiers were invited to attend the dinner together with the police commander and his men and then were shot during the meal, according to Afghanistan’s officials. The incident happen early on Thursday.

All the three US soldiers were the members of Special Forces and were for the meeting in the area, where it appeared to be a planned attack of Afghan rogue forces.
Afghan official told that the police officers just shot the soldiers and then fled, and the Police Commander was in charge of local police in the district Sangin. The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to talk to media. The official also said it seems that there was a plan to kill those soldiers.

Such situations are not uncommon in Afghanistan, when the local police representatives started to shoot and attack the Western forces, and it deteriorated the situation in the region and eroded trust between the allies, as NATO forces are preparing to leave Afghanistan till 2014.

According to NATO, there have been 24 such attacks this year since January, resulted in killing of 28 people, not including Thursday’s attack.