Nato soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan amid Koran anger


Nato says two of its troops have been shot dead on a base in Afghanistan, the latest of several attacks after the burning of the Koran by US soldiers.

Nato said a man in Afghan army uniform and another in civilian clothes opened fire in southern Kandahar province. The dead are believed to be US soldiers.

Some local officials say there was only one attacker, a teacher at the base.

Hours earlier Nato’s top general in Afghanistan said the recent violence was a “setback” that would be overcome.

Nato says shots were fired indiscriminately, claiming two of its soldiers’ lives. It has yet to give their nationalities, but US and Afghan officials say the dead were Americans.

Nato believes one of the killers was an Afghan soldier. If so, this would be the third time in a week that a member of the Afghan security forces has killed Nato troops.

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Posted on March 1, 2012, in Afghanistan, United States and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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