- Post 18 September 2012
- By Copy Editor
(Breitbart) - An Afghan police officer turned his weapon on US troops Sunday morning, killing four and bringing the total number of "green on blue" deaths to eight in three days.
The officer was at a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan. The US troops were part of the NATO force "training and mentoring the Afghan forces so that they can eventually operate [the checkpoint] on their own." Operation is scheduled to pass to the Afghan forces in 2014.
Officials say the checkpoint came under attack by insurgents late Saturday night/early Sunday morning, at which time Afghan police started fighting with the American troops and four American military personnel were killed. Officials said they don't whether the Afghan police officers planned to participate in the attack from the start or whether they "were somehow forced into attacking Americans troops by the insurgents." ... continues...