Thursday, February 28, 2013

Afghanistan War News Updates -- February 28, 2013

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Robert Wolfe, right, escorts Jim Otwell, left, a U.S. Agency for International Development field program officer, to the Directorate of Education in Farah City, Afghanistan, Feb. 26, 2013. Wolfe, a platoon leader, is assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah. The team met with the provincial education director and visited Aboonaser-Farahi High School, Farah City's oldest high school. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Matthew Stroup

Afghan Police Officer Drugs 17 Colleagues Before Calling His Taliban Masters To Come And Help Shoot Them Dead -- Daily Mail

* Atrocity took place in a remote outpost in the eastern province of Ghazi
* Latest in a spate of 'green-on-blue' attacks involving Afghan security forces
* Suicide bomber targets bus of soldiers in capital Kabul
* Nato forced to backtrack on claims that Taliban attacks are falling

An Afghan police officer drugged 17 of his colleagues at a remote outpost before calling Taliban insurgents who arrived and helped him shoot them all dead.

The shocking incident, the latest in a series of so-called 'insider', or green-on-blue, attacks involving Afghan security forces and the Taliban, took place in the eastern province of Ghazni.

The lightly trained Afghan Local Police, a village-level force backed by U.S. troops and overseen by the Ministry of the Interior, is tasked with helping bring security to remote areas.

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More News On Afghanistan

ISAF Joint Command Operational Update, February 28 -- ISAF
Rockets fired at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan -- The Guardian
Northern Ireland troops in firing line after attack on Afghanistan base -- Belfast Telegraph
Main NATO base attacked by militants in southern Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
20 Afghan Police Officers Killed in 2 Attacks, Including a Mass Poisoning
-- New York Times
Afghan police officer drugs, kills 17 colleagues -- Reuters
High-profile Haqqani attack facilitator arrested: ISAF -- Khaama Press
Allied troops in Afghanistan see fewer insider attacks -- USA Today
Dunford meets Karzai to discuss Wardak security concerns -- Khaama Press
U.S. Army Expects Cost of Afghan Withdrawal To Grow Sharply -- Defense News
House lawmaker sees slippery slope in Afghanistan -- The Hill
SecDef says final drawdown to begin after Afghan elections -- Fort Hood Sentinel
Super Tucano Wins Afghanistan Light Air Support Bid -- Defense News
Super Tucano once again wins US bid for Afghan air force -- Khaama Press
Iran Majlis speaker warns against rise of extremism in Afghanistan
-- Press TV (Iran)
Over 500 Afghans hold anti-Iran protest in Herat
-- Khaama Press
US diplomatically paralysed in Afghanistan due to Pakistan -- The Hindu
U.N. Report Flags Afghanistan Fraud
-- Wall Street Journal
UN trust fund agency allowed procurement fraud in Afghanistan -- Khaama Press
Afghans worry about international aid vacuum -- Stars and Stripes/AP

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