Sunday, September 30, 2012

Another Insider Attack In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. James Bates pulls security as his team loads a tactical vehicle into the cargo bay of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter in the Pur Chaman district in Afghanistan's Farah province, Sept. 26, 2012. The mission marks the first time coalition forces have been to that district in more than a year. Bates is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, a unit of soldiers, sailors and airmen working with government and non-government agencies to improve governance and stability in the U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lovelady

5 Dead After Suspected Insider Attack In Afghanistan -- New York Times

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two days after joint operations between American and Afghan forces were said to be returning to normal, a pitched battle broke out between the two allies, killing five people, two Americans and three Afghans, Afghan officials said Sunday.

Details of what happened in the incident Saturday were scarce and contradictory, but both the governor and police chief of Wardak Province, just west of the capital Kabul, described a misunderstanding or argument leading to the incident, which occurred at a checkpoint of the Afghan National Army in the Said Abad district.

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More News On Another Green On Blue Attack In Afghanistan

NATO soldier, civilian, killed in Afghan "insider" attack -- Reuters
American among two dead in Afghan insider attack, official says
-- CNN
U.S. service member dead in Afghan insider attack -- CBS
Afghan soldier kills two Americans in new 'insider attack' - marking the 2,000th U.S. troop death in Afghanistan -- Daily Mail
Suspected insider attack kills U.S. soldier, contractor in Afghanistan -- L.A. Times
Another Blue-on-Green Attack Kills Four -- Military.com/AP
Suspected insider Afghan battle kills 5 -- UPI
Afghan insider attack kills two Americans -- The Australian
Apparent insider attack kills NATO soldier, civilian contractor in Afghanistan -- Washington Post
Afghan police, soldiers dying alongside NATO partners in insider attacks -- Washington Post/AP
Insider Attacks Hinder Transition Out Of Afghanistan
-- NPR (audio)