Friday, August 17, 2012

Meanwhile, in Afganistan

While no one is paying attention, and the issue isn't within 2000 feet of the presidential campaign:
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Another Afghan policeman turned his weapon on American allies on Friday in the country's west, killing two U.S. service members in the latest of a disturbing string of attacks by Afghan security forces on the international troops training them.

The killing — which local police said was by an Afghan recruited just five days earlier to a village defense force — is the sixth similar incident in two weeks.
Attacks by Afghan allies on international troops have escalated this year, killing at least 36 foreign troops and raising questions about the strategy to train national police and soldiers to take over security and fight the Taliban after most foreign troops leave by the end of 2014.

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