Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Three Americans Killed by Gunman in Afghan Army Uniform Three Americans Killed by Gunman in Afghan Army Uniform

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Defense / National Security

Three Americans Killed by Gunman in Afghan Army Uniform

Three American soldiers were shot and killed on Friday in Afghanistan by a man in an Afghan army uniform, the Associated Press reports.

The attacker, a member of the police in Helmand province, joined the insurgency after the attack, the Taliban confirmed to AP. This is the third such attack on coalition forces this week.

U.S. officials have previously touted the importance of local police in fighting the insurgency and stabilizing Afghanistan in the years to come. The U.S. and other international troops are set to withdraw by 2014.

 

On Tuesday, an American soldier was killed when two gunmen wearing Afghan uniforms opened fire in the eastern Paktia province. Two others were injured. And on Thursday, two men wearing Afghan uniforms shot at a group of NATO forces. No coalition troops were killed in the attack.

In total this year, according to the AP, 30 coalition troops have been killed in 20 such attacks.

Earlier this week, four other Americans were killed by two suicide bombers in eastern Afghanistan.

LIKE THIS STORY? Sign up for Early Bird

Sign up for our daily newsletter and stay on top of defense coverage.

Sign up form for Early Bird
Job Board
Search Jobs
Digital and Content Manager, E4C
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
PRODUCT REVIEW ENGINEER
American Society of Civil Engineers | CA
Neighborhood Traffic Safety Services Intern
American Society of Civil Engineers | Bellevue, WA
United Technologies Research Fellow
American Society of Civil Engineers | New York, NY
Process Engineering Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Conshohocken, PA
Electrical Engineer Co-op
American Society of Civil Engineers | Findlay, OH
Application Engineer/Developer INTERN - Complex Fluids
American Society of Civil Engineers | Brisbane, CA
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Detroit
American Society of Civil Engineers | Livonia, MI
Chief Geoscientist
American Society of Civil Engineers
Application Engineer - Internships CAE/CFD Metro Boston
American Society of Civil Engineers | Burlington, MA
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Civil Enginering Intern - Water/Wastewater/Site-Development
American Society of Civil Engineers | Sacramento, CA
Staff Accountant
American Society of Civil Engineers | Englewood, CO
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus