(ISLAMABAD) — In the latest so-called “green on blue” attack, a British soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan Sunday in what was supposed to be a friendly soccer game on Veteran’s Day.
NATO says a group of British and Afghan soldiers were playing a soccer match in Helmand province, when — for reasons that aren’t yet clear — an Afghan soldier opened fire. One British soldier was killed in the firefight.
After a return exchange of gunfire, the Afghan soldier was initially captured but later died of his wounds.
Insider attacks like these are a growing concern for coalition officials, creating suspicion and mistrust between Afghans and their coalition allies.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN