Ninth NATO soldier killed by Afghan police in 11 days

A NATO soldier was killed and another one injured by an Afghan police officer on Sunday night in the Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar. The death raises the toll of so-called “green on blue” shootings to nine in 11 days.

While the west is planning to pull most troops out of the country by the end of 2014, relationships between NATO and Afghan authorities are deteriorating. Provincial officials say early investigations show no signs of Taliban involvement in the latest shooting.




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