Police in Afghan. kills 2 US soldiers. (Do Obama or Romney even MENTION the wars anymore?)Submitted by go213mph on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 11:17
I'm just curious, durning their stump speeches do Obomba or Mittens even MENTION the wars anymore? To just ignore the troops makes me think they don't care about the troops. Hum, wonder why that is?
Two US soldiers have been shot dead by a local policeman in Afghanistan, officials for the international Nato-led force in the country say.
The policeman, reportedly a member of a local defence force being trained by international troops, was also shot and killed, officials said.
The incident happened in the western province of Farah.
It is the latest in a series of so-called "green on blue" attacks by members of the Afghan security forces.
"Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members died this morning as a result of an insider threat attack in Farah province," the US-led International Security Assistance Force was quoted by Agence-France Presse news agency as saying.
Continue reading the main story
"Green on blue" attacks
About 130,000 ("blue") coalition troops are fighting insurgents alongside 350,000 ("green") Afghans
There have been 36 deaths to date this year, with most of the victims Americans
There were 35 such deaths in 2011
"A member of the Afghan local police turned his weapon against two USFOR-A service members. The attacker was shot and killed."