“Earlier this month, an Afghan soldier killed three British service members with gunfire and a rocket-propelled grenade and in November, an Afghan policeman killed five British soldiers at a checkpoint in Helmand.”
And here is yet another. The rate of various failures of discipline among Afghan soldiers — defections, disappearances (including those 46 or more who have disappeared in the U.S. after coming here for “training”), and outright murder should point to far more at work here than the official story of a developing country getting its bearings and facing some bumps in the road. But as always, there is the ideological component of jihad, together with a pervasive disregard for non-Sharia law, that constitute a persistent “elephant in the room.”
“Afghanistan: Two Americans killed by ‘alliance’ soldier,” from AdnKronos International, July 21:
Kabul, 21 July (AKI) – Two American civilians and two Afghan soldiers were killed Tuesday on a military base in northern Afghanistan, NATO said.
The attacker – an Afghan soldier at the base outside Mazar-e-Sharif -opened fire during a weapons exercise, NATO said in a statement. The shooter was among those killed.
NATO and Afghan authorities will conduct a joint investigation into the incident, according to Afghan defence ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi.
The soldier fled after that attack, leaving his motive unclear, according to a news report.
No information about the American civilians was immediately available but contractors commonly work on military bases.
Earlier this month, an Afghan soldier killed three British service members with gunfire and a rocket-propelled grenade and in November, an Afghan policeman killed five British soldiers at a checkpoint in Helmand.