August 25th, 2010
10:56 AM ET

Afghan trainee gets into deadly shootout with Spanish mentors

A mentoring session for Afghan police spiraled out of control and ended in a shootout that killed two Spanish soldiers, an interpreter and a rogue police officer in western Afghanistan Wednesday, a statement from NATO-led forces said.

The Afghan police officer began firing a gun and the Spanish soldiers returned fire, according to NATO's International Assistance Security Force (ISAF). Officials were trying to determine why the Afghan officer opened fire.

The shootout occurred at the Qala-i-Naw base in Badghis province, according to the Spanish Interior Ministry. Several people protested afterward, ISAF said.


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  1. M. Bison

    lol afgans. even their training revolves around killing people. wish we could just wipe these stone-age mud-dwellers off the face of the earth and move on.

    August 25, 2010 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  2. KidKreole


    August 25, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. abby

    any reason to think things will ever improve in Afghanistan?

    August 25, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AboutEarth

    I cant believe this is all CNN has to say about this story!! There are about 300 Afghans surrounding the Spanish base in Afghanistan throwing stones and firing at them cuz they blame the Spaniards for the trainee that died, when he was the one that fired first. CNN seriously need to get the facts straight, reporting about Woods and wifey is BS when you dont report on important issues. seriously.

    August 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |