Tuesday, September 27, 2016

12 Sleeping Afghan Troops Killed In 'Insider' Attack

Afghan National Army soldiers at an outpost outside the northern city of Kunduz, where 12 soldiers were killed by two comrades on Tuesday. PHOTO: NASIR WAKIF/REUTERS

Wall Street Journal: Two Afghan Soldiers Kill 12 Colleagues at Post Outside Kunduz

Attackers defect to Taliban after one of war-torn country’s deadliest insider attacks this year

KABUL—Two Afghan soldiers shot and killed 12 colleagues at a post outside of Kunduz before defecting to the Taliban, the Defense Ministry said, in one of the country’s deadliest insider attacks this year.

Both men fled the scene to join the insurgency, according to a provincial police commander. The militant group, which has been fighting to unseat the Afghan government since being ousted from power about 15 years ago, took responsibility for the attack. The ministry said the attack was under investigation.

The northern city last year fell briefly to the Taliban, being the first to come under militant control since 2001.

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