As I have said many times in the context of many similar incidents in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is no reliable way to distinguish a peaceful Muslim from a jihadist. This is yet more fruit of the unwillingness to make even a cursory attempt to take that fact into account.
“Afghan Officials Say 2 American Soldiers Killed in Shooting,” by Rod Nordland in the New York Times, April 4 (thanks to Bill):
KABUL, Afghanistan “” Two American soldiers were shot to death by an Afghan policeman on Monday in northern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said.
The two Americans were involved in training the Afghan Border Police at a checkpoint in the city of Maimana, the capital of Faryab Province, according to Abdul Sattar Bariz, the deputy governor of the province. He said the two were shot and killed by one of the Afghan Border Police officers at the location….
The attack took place while Col. Najmuddin, the deputy commander of the Afghan Border Police there, was in a meeting with two American trainers, the colonel said. A border policeman outside shot and killed two of the American soldiers providing security for the meeting, and then fled, leaving his weapon behind, Colonel Najmuddin said. Like many Afghans, he uses only one name….