March 11th, 2013
11:38 AM ET

2 Americans among those killed in Afghan attack

[Updated at 11:38 a.m. ET] An update on the casualties: Two American service members and two Afghan army personnel were killed in Monday's attack in eastern Afghanistan by a gunman wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform, ISAF and Afghan officials said.

At least 10 Americans were wounded as well, a U.S. military official told CNN.

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[Posted at 7:37 a.m. ET] Several NATO and Afghan service members were killed Monday when an assailant wearing an Afghan service uniform opened fire on the group, NATO said.

The attack happened late Monday morning in eastern Afghanistan, said Maj. Adam Wojack, a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force.

The incident appeared to be the latest so-called "green-on-blue" attack, or strike against coalition members by people dressed in police or army uniforms. Assailants conducting similar subterfuge killed dozens of coalition troops in 2012.

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  1. goodolewoody

    Reblogged this on GoodOleWoody's Blog and Website.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Karzai says he believes the taliban and US are working together. Well buddy this a two way street. How much responsibilty do you bear for these "inside" attacks on our troops.
    We need to pull out of there immediately. No more aid. No more weapons. He wants us gone ? Then by all means let's honor his wishes.

    March 11, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning@bobcat
    This is all political posturing.
    he was installed by us and kept propped, up if we leave he goes too.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Red flags going up. Comments blocked.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    I can't even thank a goof fellow blogger like@Bombo. My response was blocked.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Abandoning Afghanistan after the 'Freedom Fighters', lately Taliban booted out soviets for us. A great folly.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    A greater folly and almost a crime.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Our Invasion and occupation.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Even if i break my one liners in pieces i can't get past censors.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    pardon the typo pl. I wrote 'a good fellow blogger'. My apologies.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    The Iraq & Afghanistan debacles would haunt us and the world for generations. What a mess.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    On the eve of Iraq invasion those in the Congress whose loyalties lie elsewhere are itching for another war.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Read Mathew Duss's "A Blank Check for Israel?Bad idea" in American Prospect.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    If this admn buckles under pressure from Tel Aviv and opens another disastrous front in the M.East, the consequences are too horrible to contemplate.

    March 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    Our administration must have it real bad for Afghanistan if we're still there. It's like they want the one who's playing hard to get!

    March 11, 2013 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
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