Two American Soldiers Die in Shooting at Afghan Base

By   Published: March 1, 2012


KABUL, Afghanistan — Another two United States soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday when an Afghan soldier in league with a civilian Afghan literacy instructor killed a tower guard and attacked with gunfire and a rocket the barracks where American soldiers were sleeping at a joint base in the south of the country, officials said.

  • The killings follow the shooting deaths of four American soldiers last week and two more Americans at the Afghan Interior Ministry after the outbreak of nationwide protests in reaction to the burning of Korans at a NATO base in Afghanistan.

Four other Americans were injured in the attack on Thursday, which took place in pre-dawn hours around 2.30 a.m. local time at a joint Afghan-NATO base in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan.

The two shooters fled but American forces called in air support, and the two men were killed by helicopter gunfire more than a mile from the base, said Masoom Khan, the chief of police of the Zhari district in Kandahar Province where the attack took place.  Read More…

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