26 March 2012
Nato troops killed by gunman in Afghan army uniform
Two troops have been killed in southern Afghanistan by a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform, Nato has said.
The shootings took place at an international military base in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, on Monday.
Nato said the attacker was shot dead by International Security Assistance Force soldiers. The nationalities of the dead troops have not yet been released.
An official in the Afghan defence ministry told the BBC that the gunman was an Afghan soldier.
A spokesman for the governor of Helmand said the shooting followed a "verbal clash" between Afghan and Nato soldiers, and that the Afghan involved was from Kunar province.
Lt Col Jimmie Cummings, the International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) spokesman in Kabul, told the BBC: "An individual wearing an Afghan national army uniform turned his weapon against Isaf force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two of our service members.
"The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire, and right now a joint Afghan and Isaf team are investigating this."
The Taliban have claimed that the gunman was "their man"....
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