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Man in police uniform kills 3 including 2 foreign soldiers in W. Afghanistan

(Xinhua)

16:13, August 17, 2012

FARAH, Afghanistan, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A man in police uniform opened fire and killed three people including two foreign soldiers in Farah province, 695 km west of capital city Kabul, on Friday, provincial police chief Aqa Noor Kintoz said.

"Personnel of U.S. Special Force were giving training to local police in Balablok district this morning. However, during the training, a local police namely Mohammad Ismael opened fire and killed three soldiers including two Americans and one Afghan on the spot," Kintoz told Xinhua. The deadly incident took place at 8: 30 a.m. local time, he further said.

The attacker was also killed by the troops on the spot, he added.

However, he did not say if the attacker was Taliban protege, adding investigation has been initiated.

This is the third such so-called green-on-blue attacks over the past two weeks in the militancy-hit Afghanistan. In the previous incidents, six foreign soldiers had been killed in the southern Helmand province, the Taliban former stronghold region.
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