Afghan soldiers continue to turn against American troops
(WSVN) -- Afghan soldiers go rogue, turning their guns on both American and allied troops. There have been three attacks in the past three days alone.
They are called Blue on Green Attacks. It's when Afghan security forces turn their weapons on coalition or Afghan soldiers, those who are supposed to be their allies.
The latest attack happened Sunday, near Kabul.
"In the early morning hours today, members of the Afghan police shot four Isaf service members," said Gunter Katz. "And both incidents are under investigation right now and we need to do all findings now."
Those killings happened just a day after two British troops died from the same stealth strategy in Helmand Province.
"In the late afternoon yesterday," said Katz. "A member of the Afghan local police shot two British soldiers and was wounding another British soldier. The attacker has been killed during that incident."
The Taliban most always and immeditaley takes credit for the Green on Blue Attacks. But one U.S. commander says it's far from reality.
"Taliban lie, we know they lie," said Tom Collins. "And they overtake their influence in these tragic incidences. We think somewhere around 25% are insurgent related to some degree."
A top U.S. military officer said Sunday the problem of rogue Afghan soldiers and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied troops is a very serious threat to the war effort. Officials said Afghan insurgents who raided a camp in Bastion on Friday got past security by wearing blue U.S. uniforms.
Camp Bastion is home to about 20,000 troops including, for the moment, Prince Harry.
The Prince was said to be a safe distance away at the time of Friday's assault.
"First of all, what I can tell you about Captain Wales is that at no time he was endangered," said Katz.
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