30 Sep '12, 5am

ISAF soldier, civilian contractor killed in latest green-on blue attack

Members of the Afghan National Security Forces again turned on their Western allies, killing a Coalition soldier and a civilian contractor in a firefight in a dangerous district in eastern Afghanistan. The green-on-blue, or insider attack, as the Coalition has begun to call such incidents, took place just two days after the US and NATO resumed joint operations with Afghan forces. The combined patrols were shut down on Sept. 18 after six Coalition soldiers were killed in three green-on-blue attacks in two days in mid September. The International Security Assistance force reported today that "an ISAF civilian contractor died following a suspected insider attack in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 29." ISAF did not identify the nationality of the Western soldier and the civilian contractor. "It is also known that there were Afghan National Army casualties," ISAF continued. The attac...

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