British Soldier Killed in ‘Insider’ Attack in Afghanistan
(KABUL, Afghanistan) — A British soldier was killed in southern Afghanistan on Monday in a so-called “green on blue” attack, according to officials.
In a statement Tuesday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said one of its members was killed after “an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against” ISAF troops. Afghan officials say the incident happened in the Gereshk district of Helmand province.
The “insider” attack also left six other troops injured, two critically, according to officials. The attacker was killed.
ISAF says the incident is currently under investigation.
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