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Three US Soldiers Killed by Gunman Wearing Afghan Security Uniform

U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Dexter S. Saulisbury(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- The latest spate of "green on blue" shootings in Afghanistan has cost the lives of three more American soldiers.

NATO said on Friday that the troops were killed late Thursday in the southern province of Helmand by a gunman dressed in an Afghan security forces uniform.

The assailant was identified as a police checkpost commander who managed to escape after the shooting. The shooter remains at large.

Earlier this week, two men dressed in Afghan uniforms gunned down an American soldier in eastern Afghanistan, while another uniformed attacker was shot dead Thursday when he fired on NATO troops in Laghman province.

So far in 2012, there have been more than 25 "green-on-blue" shootings in which coalition troops have died at the hands of Afghan soldiers or insurgents posing as security forces.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • naksuthin

    1. We spent 804 billion dollars in Iraq and didn’t even get a “thank you card”..or a drop of oil
    2. We spent 90 billion dollars on reconstruction in Afghanistan to “win hearts and minds”…and they shoot our soldiers

    3. We spent 2.5 billion dollars sending CURIOSITY to MARS, a
    technological feat that set space exploration ahead years, sent a
    message to the world that the US is still the leader in technology….
    and will provide us with a wealth of scientific data for years to come.
    PLUS not a single life was lost, no buildings were destroyed, and no
    refugees had to flee their homes.

    It’s time the US started spending MORE money building a positive
    image, making new discoveries , and advancing human achievement
    ……..and spend LESS money trying to become the policeman of the world

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