Afghanistan: two NATO soldiers killed in 'insider attack'

Two US-led NATO soldiers have been killed by two gunmen wearing Afghan security forces' uniform in southern Helmand province, NATO says

Afghanistan: two NATO soldiers killed in 'insider attack'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two soldiers belonging to U.S.-led NATO forces in Afghanistan were killed early Wednesday morning after two gunmen dressed in Afghan military uniform opened fire on them, NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan said in a statement.

"Two Resolute Support service members died early this morning when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces [ANDSF] uniforms opened fire on their vehicle at an ANDSF compound in Helmand province," the statement said.

According to the statement, the shooters were also killed in an exchange of fire.

U.S. forces are engaged in a train and support program for Afghan national security forces in southern Helmand province.

There have been a series of so-called “green on blue” attacks in which suspected Taliban militants in uniform or Afghan security personnel have targeted their Western allies; so far, over a hundred foreign soldiers have been killed in such incidents.

Three U.S. contracted civilians of NATO were killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military airport in the Afghan capital Kabul late January this year.

A top U.S. general, Major-General Harold Greene, was killed in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan in August 2014.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Ağustos 2015, 12:26