Sunday, September 30, 2012

2,000 U.S. Troops Death In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Frank A. Grippe, command senior enlisted leader for U.S. Central Command, speaks with soldiers on a foot patrol in the Panjwai district of southern Afghanistan, Sept. 22, 2012. Grippe visited the soldiers as part of his visit to Regional Command South. The soldiers are assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matt Young

US Military Death Toll In Afghanistan Hits 2,000 -- The Guardian

Latest 'insider attack' at checkpoint kills two Americans and two Afghan soldiers, marking 2,000th US troop death of conflict.

An Afghan soldier has killed two Americans and two fellow members of Afghanistan's army at a checkpoint in the east of the country.

The shooting continues the trend of "insider attacks" and marks the 2,000th US troop death in the long-running war, officials said.

The series of insider attacks is one of the greatest threats to Nato's mission in Afghanistan, endangering a partnership key to training Afghan security forces and withdrawing international troops.

Saturday's shooting took place at an Afghan army checkpoint just outside a joint US-Afghan base in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman. At least two Afghan soldiers also died, he said.

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More News On The US Military Death Toll In Afghanistan Hitting 2,000

US military death toll in Afghanistan reaches 2,000 -- BBC
Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans, marking 2,000 US troop deaths -- FOX News/AP
2,000 US troops dead in Afghanistan -- Press Association
Afghan Attack Brings U.S. Troop Death Toll To 2,000 -- Radio Free Europe

Afghanistan War: 2,000th U.S. Soldier Killed In Insider Attack
-- Huffington Post/AP
Afghan 'insider' attack marks grim milestone for US troop deaths -- NBC

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