Afghan soldier kills NATO soldier
NATO and Afghan officials said on Monday that the death of the soldier is under investigation.
May 30th, 2011
06:59 PM ET

Afghan soldier kills NATO soldier

An Afghan soldier shot and killed a NATO soldier Monday in southern Afghanistan, high-ranking officials from the country's National Directorate for Security said.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force said an "individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against" an ISAF service member, "killing the service member." Afghan officials confirmed that the man who did the firing was an Afghan soldier.

In another incident, two ISAF service members died after an improvised explosive device attack in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said. The nationalities of the service members were not immediately released.

Separately, Afghan and coalition forces repelled an attack on the provincial reconstruction team headquarters in the Herat district of Herat province on Monday, ISAF Joint Command said in a statement.

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  1. banasy

    Oops, sorry, Tony, misspelled you name.

    May 31, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  2. Ellis-From Panama

    I'm gay

    May 31, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Time we got out of Afghanistan. When we start killing civilian population, there is no way we can keep the populace on our side or their army.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Bob 2

    Cmon ellis you can do better than that, talk about your mother.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    If we were to pull-out of Afghanistan, China would stop making our Social Security payments. Troops protect the oil and NG that flows to China through pipelines and compressor stations in Afghanistan. China pays about 27 dollars per barrel as long as this infrastructure remains intact. Pull the troops and watch as the Afghani citizens tear it all down because they do not see one red penny from the oil and NG that flows accross their property.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    If you were to build a pipeline accross my land even though I did NOT give you permission, and then added insult to injury by not even offering to give me a percentage...well, my 5-bottom plow might just snag your line.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ellis-From Panama

    Shut up Bob

    May 31, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Bob 2

    Ellis, why are you hiding? We need to hear from you. We all love your very nasty and filthy posts. Please go to a new blog and start posting, we miss you.

    May 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Steven Drew

    An interesting side note – the soldier killed was from Australia and he was coming to the aid of the American troops. Why no update of this story to acknowledge this in 2 days.
    We in Australia are questioning our involvement but we never question the invaluable and important service of our troops. Have the debate, but show courtesy and respect and for all opinions and never use the troops as pawns.
    RIP Sgt Brett Wood MG (Medal of Gallantry)

    June 2, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
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