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US General's Killer Hid in Bathroom Before Attack

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene got shot in the back, reports NBC

(Newser) - When an Afghan soldier identified as Mohammad Rafiqullah returned from patrol yesterday, he didn’t turn in his NATO-issued machine gun like his fellow soldiers. Instead, Rafiqullah hid in a bathroom with it at Camp Qargha, then opened fire from a window when generals came into view, an Afghan official... More »

CIA Operative Killed in Afghanistan

He was a victim in weekend 'green-on-blue' attack

(Newser) - A senior US defense official says an agent for the CIA was among those killed in a suicide bombing at an Afghan intelligence office — the latest so-called "insider attack" in the war. The attack Saturday in Kandahar province killed four Afghan intelligence officials and two US intelligence officers.... More »

In New Insider Attack, US Toll in Afghanistan Hits 2K

Latest 'green on blue' strike pushes US to grisly milestone

(Newser) - An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th US... More »

US Halts Joint Afghan Patrols After Insider Ambushes

12 international workers, 2 others also killed in violence over film

(Newser) - It's becoming so dangerous for US troops to patrol with the nation's Afghan allies that American officials are halting joint military patrols to protect US soldiers from "insider" ambushes. Afghan troops have attacked NATO forces 36 times this year, killing 51, most of them American, reports CBS... More »

NATO: Afghan Insider Attack Kills 4 Troops

As Afghans say separate NATO strike kills 8 women, girls

(Newser) - NATO forces in Afghanistan say four international service members have been killed in an apparent insider attack by Afghan police officers. The international alliance says in a statement that the attack happened early today in the volatile southern region of the country. The statement does not provide details other than... More »

Afghanistan Wipes Hundreds From Its Ranks

...in response to 'green-on-blue' attacks

(Newser) - Afghanistan said it would do something about the explosion in "green-on-blue" attacks, and it looks like it's made good on its word. The Defense Ministry today announced that hundreds of troops have been detained or eliminated from the military. No exact numbers were given, nor were any Taliban... More »

3 Aussies Killed in Afghan Insider Attack

Another 2 Australians die in Black Hawk crash

(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—... More »

Afghanistan: Foreign Spies Infiltrating Our Army

Karzai blames neighboring countries for 'green on blue' attacks

(Newser) - Why are so many Afghan soldiers killing their NATO allies? They're not; foreign spies are. Or at least, that's what Hamid Karzai's office said today, saying that based on interrogations and other evidence, the main culprits behind the so-called "green on blue" attacks were from neighboring... More »

Afghanistan: We'll Try Harder to Spy on Own Troops

Responds to spike in 'green on blue' attacks

(Newser) - Afghanistan is promising to step up its scrutiny of its own security forces following a surge in "green on blue" attacks. Insider attacks have killed nine US service members in the last 12 days and Afghan officials say nearly 200 new intelligence officers have been assigned to go undercover... More »

Afghan Cop Kills 2 US Troops

Killing is 6th 'green-on-blue' attack in 2 weeks

(Newser) - Two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this morning by an Afghan police officer, the sixth such "green on blue" killing in the past two weeks, reports the AP . One Afghan police officer was also seriously wounded in the attack. The attacker, who had been recruited by the village... More »

Afghan Cop Kills 3 Western Trainers

Afghan soldier wounds 2 NATO troops

(Newser) - The latest attacks on Westerners by Afghans have claimed three lives and wounded several other people. An Afghan policeman this weekend shot a trio of civilian police training advisers, two American and one British, Afghan and NATO authorities say. Two other people, including an Afghan training adviser, were wounded in... More »

For 20th Time This Year, Afghan Soldier Strikes NATO

'Green on blue' attacks heighten distrust between sides

(Newser) - A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot dead a US service member in the east of the country, one of two NATO troops killed today, military officials said. NATO didn't officially disclose the nationality of the victim, but a senior US defense official said he was an American... More »

Afghan Special Forces Soldier Shoots US Mentor

It follows another shooting incident earlier this week

(Newser) - A member of Afghanistan's elite special forces—a group that is supposed to be rigorously vetted—shot and killed an American mentor and his translator at a US military base Wednesday, before being gunned down in turn by US soldiers, Reuters reports. Another Afghan special forces soldier was killed... More »

US Troops in Afghanistan to Get 'Guardian Angels'

...who will watch over them as they sleep. Literally

(Newser) - As the number of green-on-blue attacks steadily climbs, US troops in Afghanistan will receive a new protector: "guardian angels." These safekeepers are the flesh-and-blood kind, actual troops who will watch over their sleeping comrades. It's one of a number of new security measures ordered by the US... More »

Afghan Soldier Kills 2 NATO Troops

It's the latest 'green on blue' attack

(Newser) - Two more NATO service members were shot and killed today in the latest "green on blue" attack to hit Afghanistan. The British troops were killed in front of the main gate of a NATO base in southern Afghanistan by a shooter who has reportedly served in the Afghan army... More »

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