An Afghan Police Squad Invited US Special Forces Soldiers To Dinner And Killed Them

Friday, August 10, 2012
By Paul Martin

Robert Johnson
Aug 10, 2012

An Afghan police commander and his men invited at least three U.S. Special Forces soldiers to dinner Thursday to discuss security, and killed them in an apparent ambush.

Abdul Malik at Reuters reports the police had drawn up a plan to kill the soldiers, shot them, and then fled.

This may be one of the most striking of what are called “green on blue” shootings, when the Afghans who Americans are tasked to train turn their weapons and target U.S. troops.
There have been 28 such attacks this year, following 35 in 2011.

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