Published On: Sun, Sep 16th, 2012

Four more US soldiers killed in latest ‘insider attack’ five Afghan policemen have now fled

Four American soldiers and an Afghan police officer have been killed in southern Afghanistan following an attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police, NATO’s military mission in that country says.

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The latest “insider” attack took place on Sunday morning, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

The attack took place in the Zabul province (Southeastern Afghanistan), and was carried out by several Afghan men dressed in police uniforms, the deputy governor’s office told Al Jazeera.

Some reports say “Four NATO soldiers” but all four are American. This attack comes a day after two British soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan policeman while returning from a patrol near a base of Taliban-led insurgency.

NBC deferred the mix-up to the ISAF: “It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities,” the statement said.

The ISAF statement described the incident as “an insider attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police.”

Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith reports that “At least five Afghan policemen reportedly fled the base after the attack, which took place at the district headquarters,” It was unclear if the police officer who was killed was one of the attackers, Smith said.

One attacker who was wearing an Afghan National Police uniform (ANP) was also killed in the fighting, a source told Reuters.

At least 51 foreign military personnel have been killed in “insider” attacks this year.

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