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.
And every few weeks (the last time was a few weeks ago, on July 16), I find the paragraph above in the archives and post it again.
“NATO: 2 service members killed in Afghanistan,” by Amir Shah for the Associated Press, August 4 (thanks to Bill):
KABUL, Afghanistan””A man in an Afghan police uniform on Thursday shot dead a NATO service member in the east of the country, the second such killing in less than a month, the alliance said.
Separately, another NATO service member died following an insurgent attack, also Thursday in eastern Afghanistan, the volatile second front of the nearly decade-long war in this country. Most of the fighting takes place in southern Afghanistan….
The international coalition said the first killing occurred “when an individual wearing an Afghan National Police uniform turned his weapon against” the NATO soldier. NATO said it was assessing the incident.
It did not say if the man was a police officer or someone disguised as one.
Since March 2009, at least 40 coalition troops have been killed in more than 20 shootings by members of the Afghan security forces or assailants wearing Afghan uniforms.
In about half the cases, attackers impersonated Afghan policemen or soldiers, coalition officials have said….