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2 more U.S. soldiers killed by Afghan partners
Posted by The Agonist on March 2nd, 2012

From our partners at The Agonist

Jon Stephenson & Nancy A. Youssef | Kabul | Mar 1

McClatchy – Afghans killed two American soldiers and wounded at least two others before dawn Thursday at a joint base in Kandahar province, in the latest deadly shooting of international forces by their Afghan partners, U.S. officials said.

The Pentagon said that two Afghan soldiers and a civilian accomplice — a literacy teacher — fired on the American service members from a guard tower at the Sang-e-Sar outpost in southern Afghanistan. U.S. troops then killed one of the Afghan soldiers and the teacher, but it was unclear whether the third attacker, who survived, was wounded or detained, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.

A local police commander offered a different version of events, saying that an Afghan soldier and a civilian teacher first killed a fellow Afghan soldier at the Sang-e-Sar outpost before turning that soldier’s weapon on the Americans.

Masoom Khan, the police chief of Zhari district, where the shooting took place, said the attackers fled the scene and ran for five kilometers — roughly three miles — “but the Americans sent a helicopter after them and shot them to death.” That account couldn’t be confirmed immediately.

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