30 Jan '15, 3pm

Taliban claims insider attack at Kabul Airport that killed 3 US contractors

The Taliban claimed last evening's attack at Kabul International Airport that killed three American contractors. The insider or green-on-blue attack, where a member of the Afghan security forces kills Coalition personnel, is the first of its kind recorded this year. The attacker, who was dressed in an Afghan military uniform, killed the three contractors and wounded one, Major General Haq Nawaz Haqyar, the commander of Afghan police at the airport, told Pajhwok Afghan News . An Afghan was also killed in the shooting, Haqyar said. It is unclear if the Afghan who was killed was the shooter. The US Department of Defense confirmed that three Americans and an Afghan were killed in the shooting. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid claimed the attack in two statements on his Twitter account, and said it was executed by Ihsanullah, an "infiltrator ... from Laghman province workin...

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