World Afghan commando kills two US soldiers: official

18:52  10 june  2017
18:52  10 june  2017 Source:   AFP

Protest near site of Kabul bombing turns violent

  Protest near site of Kabul bombing turns violent <p>Violence broke out in Kabul Friday after hundreds of protesters gathered near the site of this week's car bomb attack to demand the resignation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government.</p>Afghan security forces fired into the air to hold the demonstrators back as they approached the Presidential Palace, some throwing rocks. Police used water hoses to disperse the crowds.

Jalalabad ( Afghanistan ), Jun 10 (AFP) An Afghan commando today killed two American soldiers and wounded two others during a joint operation in eastern Nangarhar province, a stronghold of Islamic State .

Reuters reported that it was an Afghan commando who killed a US Special Forces soldier and an Afghan interpreter: An elite Afghan soldier shot dead an American mentor and his translator at a U . S . base, Afghan officials said on Friday

So-called © Provided by AFP So-called "green-on-blue" attacks -- when Afghan soldiers or police turn their guns on international troops -- have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces Explosions and gunfire echoed through Kabul after near simultaneous Taliban suicide assaults on two security compounds, as the insurgents ramp up attacks even before the start of their annual spring offensive.

An Afghan commando Saturday killed two American soldiers and wounded two others during a joint operation in eastern Nangarhar province, a stronghold of Islamic State militants, an official said.

Protest near site of Kabul bombing turns violent

  Protest near site of Kabul bombing turns violent <p>Violence broke out in Kabul Friday after hundreds of protesters gathered near the site of this week's car bomb attack to demand the resignation of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government.</p>Afghan security forces fired into the air to hold the demonstrators back as they approached the Presidential Palace, some throwing rocks. Police used water hoses to disperse the crowds.

Two US soldiers killed , two wounded by Afghan commando - official - The shooting occurred in Achin district, where U. S. special forces have been fighting alongside Afghan troops against Islamic State and Taliban militants, said Attaullah Khogyani

We will release additional information as appropriate. Afghanistan ’s Ministry of Defense noted that three Afghan commandos and two US special forces soldiers were killed in Kunduz, TOLONews reported.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the insider attack in the volatile district of Achin, saying it was carried out by an infiltrator.

"Today around noon an Afghan commando opened fire on US troops in Achin district, killing two American soldiers," provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani told AFP.

"The (Afghan) soldier was also killed in the return fire."

NATO forces in Kabul declined to immediately comment on the killings.

"We are aware of an incident in eastern Afghanistan," the US-led military coalition said in a brief statement. "We will release more information when appropriate."

So-called "green-on-blue" attacks -- when Afghan soldiers or police turn their guns on international troops -- have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces.

Western officials say most such attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots.

The killings have bred fierce mistrust between local and foreign forces even as the rate of such incidents has dropped in recent years.

NATO troops have adopted special security measures in recent years to try to counter the threat.

Insider attacks have also plagued Afghan troops, depleting morale and causing mistrust within security ranks.

Afghan officials: a foreign citizen kidnapped in Kabul .
An Afghan official says a foreign contract worker has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul.Agriculture Ministry spokesman Latifullah Rashedi said the man, who was kidnapped early Sunday, was working on a horticultural and livestock program, but declined to provide his nationality. Another official in the ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters, says the man is a Kenyan national.There was no immediate claim of responsibility.Last month a Finnish woman was kidnapped from a Kabul guesthouse in an attack that killed a German woman and an Afghan security guard.

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