KABUL: One US service member was killed and two others wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said on Saturday. In a statement, the Taliban said a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on US troops in the southern province of Uruzgan, killing four people and wounding several others. Saturday’s incident comes just over a year after three US soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier in the eastern province of Nangarhar. Insider attacks, often…
KABUL: US Forces carried out an airstrike on an Afghan government militia after an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, Afghan sources have told AFP, killing as many as 13 fighters. The incident occurred Thursday as US soldiers were patrolling in the Islamic State-stronghold of Achin in Nangarhar province, according to Hakim Khan, a commander of the government militia involved in the incident. He said there had been a "shooting incident" after which US forces conducted an airstrike targeting the militia.…
KANDAHAR: Eight local policemen were killed by their colleagues after they were poisoned in their base in southern Afghanistan, officials said Saturday, in a latest so-called “insider attack”. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident, which happened in the Nawshar district of southern Zabul province late on Friday, as the militants escalate a deadly winter campaign of violence. “The infiltrators first poisoned their colleagues and then shot them dead,” provincial spokesman Gul Islam Seyal said, adding that…
KABUL: Two Afghan soldiers with suspected Taliban links killed at least 12 of their comrades as they slept in the volatile northern province of Kunduz, officials said Tuesday in the latest so-called "insider attack".
KANDAHAR: A rogue Afghan policeman drugged and then shot dead 10 of his colleagues in the country's volatile south early Tuesday, officials said, the second insider attack on police in just over a week.
MAZAR SHARIF: Taliban militants who gained access to an Afghan army post through a collaborator killed 10 soldiers Tuesday, officials said, in the latest example of an "insider attack" on government forces.