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Monday, 26 March 2012
Two British Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan By Afghan Army Officer
KABUL — Two NATO soldiers killed by a man in Afghan army uniform in southern Afghanistan on Monday were British, an Afghan official and a Western security source said.
The Western security source, who requested anonymity, told AFP that an Afghan soldier was also shot dead, as well as the killer, in the incident at a provincial reconstruction team base in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.
The incident raised to 13 the number of foreign troops to die in a series of such killings this year.
Almost one in seven of the 90 foreign soldiers to have died in Afghanistan since January has been killed in so-called "green-on-blue" attacks, significantly raising tensions between NATO forces and their local colleagues.
NATO's US-led mission in Afghanistan is training Afghan forces to take over national security by the end of 2014, allowing foreign combat troops to withdraw after a costly and lengthy war against the Taliban insurgency.