Two NATO soldiers were shot dead on Thursday by two Afghans, including a man believed to be a soldier, NATO said, an attack that is likely to raise further questions about the future of the country’s security forces.
The killings in south Afghanistan came after two senior U.S. officers were gunned down in the heart of Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry on Saturday by what Afghan security officials say was a police intelligence official.
That attack raised questions about NATO’s strategy of replacing large combat units with advisers as the alliance tries to wind down the war.
NATO immediately moved to withdraw all its advisers from Afghan ministries, followed by Britain, Germany and Canada.
According to the U.S. Pentagon, around 70 members of the NATO force were killed in 42 insider attacks from May 2007 through January 2012.
These attacks have become more frequent as the United States has sent tens of thousands of more soldiers to Afghanistan as part of a surge to fight in Taliban strongholds.Report Typo/Error
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