August 17th, 2012
04:10 AM ET

Afghan police officer kills 2 U.S. troops, military says

A uniformed Afghan police officer turned his weapon on U.S. forces in Farah province Friday, killing two of them before being shot and killed himself, a U.S. military statement said.

The killings are the latest in a series of assaults this year carried out by Afghans clad in security force uniforms.

This attack also follows a Thursday statement by the Taliban's elusive leader boasting that fighters are infiltrating Afghanistan's security forces. The statement said fighters are attacking NATO-led forces on their bases, according to a statement purported to be from Mullah Mohammed Omar.

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  1. Splickaty slpack

    Just face it America, you are only good for making movies and playing sports. Stop trying to fight people who were born for war and go back to worshipping entertainers

    August 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Splickaty slpack

    And 1 more thing. If it was'nt for tons of technology America's army would be as strong as mexico's army

    August 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Have those who shape and mold the destiny of this nation rendered brainless?
    11 year occupation of a land that doesn't belong to us, killing them and being killed , spreading nothing but death, destruction and misery . At home and on the 'battle ground' we revile their culture and religion and still expect them to be loyal and continue fighting on our side against their own??
    God there is limit to acquired madness.

    August 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. usa peace

    USSR please they pulled out because they got hammerd by the terrosiest at least we acually got to the capital

    August 18, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. usa peace

    What coutry does not use technolgy there no such thing as fairness in war

    August 18, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Dissapointing

    I actually had to reread some of these comments several times- it is shocking to me that anyone could joke and say horrible things about this loss of a great man- husband and father. Americans should be standing behind the service members regardless of your beliefs regarding afghanistan. You don't know grief until you have seen a senseless act's effect on a beautiful family who was waiting on a homecoming they will never get.

    August 20, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
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