Insider Shooting Kills 2 US Troops

Officer opens fire in Afghan police station: officials

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 11, 2013 6:43 AM CDT

(Newser) – A new insider attack in Afghanistan has left five people dead, two of them Americans, say officials. As US troops visited a police station in Wardak province, an Afghan officer reportedly opened fire. Two US troops and three Afghan police were killed in the ensuing skirmish, the AP reports. The clash occurred a day after the Afghan-set deadline for US special forces—which make up the majority of US troops in Wardak—to exit the province. Last month, 17 police officers were killed in a particularly deadly insider attack.

In this Friday, May 1, 2009 photo, US soldiers patrol during a search operation in Nerkh district of Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan.
In this Friday, May 1, 2009 photo, US soldiers patrol during a search operation in Nerkh district of Wardak province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan.   (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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