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12 Afghan Soldiers Killed by Fellow Troops
12 Afghan Soldiers Killed by Fellow Troops

12 Afghan Soldiers Killed by Fellow Troops

12 Afghan Soldiers Killed by Fellow Troops

As many as 12 Afghan soldiers were killed in their sleep by comrades in an outpost near the northern city of Kunduz, an official said on Tuesday, in the latest so-called “insider attack”. Two soldiers with suspected links to the Taliban fled and joined the insurgents after carrying out the attack overnight, said Sher Aziz Kamawal, a senior police commander in Kunduz. The outpost was among many forming a protective ring around Kunduz, which was briefly captured by the Taliban a year ago, the first time the movement had seized a provincial capital since losing power in 2001, Reuters reported. Insider attacks have plagued both Afghan and international military forces in the country, undermining trust and morale. The western-trained and backed Afghan government forces are battling various insurgent groups, including the Taliban, who say they are fighting to expel foreign troops and reestablish a fundamentalist Muslim state.

 

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