(NEW YORK) — A U.S. service member was killed in southern Afghanistan Sunday on a patrol with Afghan security forces when one of the Afghans turned his weapon on the Americans, the latest in a rash of what the ISAF is now calling “insider” attacks on American troops.
The incident comes just days after the U.S. military told troops to be constantly armed and ready for attack, both inside and outside their bases. Twenty U.S. troops and one aid worker have been killed in Taliban attacks in the past two weeks, 10 of them shot to death in cold blood by rogue Afghan soldiers or policemen.
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Don Melvin, Joshua Berlinger and Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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