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Afghan spy agency guard kills two Americans
Posted by The Agonist on July 9th, 2011

From our partners at The Agonist

July 8

AFP – An Afghan spy agency bodyguard shot dead an American soldier and development worker in a gunfight triggered by a roadside argument Saturday before being killed by return fire.

The shootout in the northern province of Panjsher, one of the most peaceful parts of Afghanistan, is the latest in a series of incidents of Afghan forces turning on foreign troops over recent months.

Panjsher police chief Qaseem Jangalbagh said the Americans were working for the provincial reconstruction team (PRT), which operates alongside military forces on development projects.

“They got into a row with an NDS employee on the road, over what we don’t yet know, and during the argument the NDS employee opened fire using his pistol and killed two American PRT workers and another was wounded,” said Jangalbagh.

NDS is the National Directorate for Security, Afghanistan’s spy agency.

“The NDS employee was also killed in the return of fire,” said Jangalbagh, adding that the foreigners were all Americans.

NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said one of the ISAF employees killed was a soldier and the other a civilian, adding that the incident was under investigation.

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