ISAF trooper killed by man in Afghan police uniform
An International Security Assistance Force servicemember was killed Thursday when an individual wearing an Afghan National Police uniform turned his weapon against the servicemember in eastern Afghanistan, ISAF’s Joint Command announced in a news release.
ISAF and Afghan officials are assessing the incident.
In a separate incident, an ISAF servicemember died following an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday.
ISAF did not identify the individual or the servicemember’s nationality, as is its policy.
A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed British Lance Cpl. Paul Watkins in Helmand province to the south on July 16, and a Taliban spokesman told The Associated Press that the assailant was a sleeper agent who had infiltrated the Afghan military.
Cases of foreign troops being attacked by rogue policemen and soldiers — or militants impersonating policemen or soldiers — are on the rise as international forces are increasingly partnered with Afghan troops preparing to take the lead in security by the end of 2014.
From staff reports