3 Aussies Killed in Afghan Insider Attack

Another 2 Australians die in Black Hawk crash
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2012 3:18 AM CDT
An Australian special forces soldier watches his colleagues enter a Black Hawk helicopter in Uruzgan, Afghanistan.    (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force)

(Newser) – Yet another "insider attack" made yesterday the deadliest day of 2012 for Australian forces in Afghanistan. Three Aussie soldiers were killed by somebody in an Afghan National Army uniform at a base in the southern province of Uruzgan, reports Reuters. Defense officials had no further details on the shooting—the 34th so-called "green on blue" attack on coalition forces in Afghanistan so far this year. Another two Australian soldiers were killed in a helicopter crash this morning, bringing the country's death toll in Afghanistan this year to six.

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