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Official: 2 deadly attacks by rogue Afghan troops

US official: 2 deadly attacks, 2 hours apart, by rogue Afghan soldiers in Kandahar province By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' A U.S. defense official has disclosed a second deadly incident in Afghanistan this week in which an Afghan soldier turned his gun on Americans.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the second case has not been publicly acknowledged by the U.S.-led international military coalition in Afghanistan.

The incidents happened Wednesday, about two hours apart.



The coalition did report the first case, saying a person in an Afghan army uniform killed one coalition service member. U.S. officials in Washington said the victim was a U.S. Army special operations soldier and that three other U.S. soldiers were wounded in the attack. A civilian interpreter also was killed, as was the attacker.

In the second attack, two Afghan police officers fired on U.S. soldiers, wounding two. The Afghans were then killed.


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