British Soldier Killed by Afghan Soldier During Soccer Match

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ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images(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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