6 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

21:32, November 29, 2010      

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Six soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were killed in a shooting incident on Monday in east Afghanistan and the alliance said in a press release that it is probing whether an Afghan police is involved in the bloody attack.

"An individual in an Afghan Border Police uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Forces during a training mission today, killing six service members in eastern Afghanistan," ISAF said in a press release issued here.

The individual who fired on the ISAF forces was also killed in the incident.

"A joint Afghan and ISAF team is investigating this incident," the press release added.

However, it did not disclose the nationalities of the victims and the exact place of the incident saying "It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities."

Troops mostly from the Unites States have been stationed in eastern Afghan provinces within the ISAF framework to help stabilize security there.

An Afghan soldier killed a NATO solider in a similar incident in Helmand province last July.

Source: Xinhua

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