Another 'green on blue' shooting in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier opened fire on a group of Americans in Wardrak province, wounding 5. There have been dozens of incidents of "green on blue" violence this year, costing the lives of 26 NATO soldiers. LA Times: Afghan officials said the shooter, a new recruit to the army, fled after the shooting, and authorities launched a search. NATO's International Security Assistance Force said the incident was under investigation. The attack took place at a checkpoint in Wardak's Sayedabad district, said Afghan army Gen. Abdul Raziq, whose area of command includes Wardak. In August of last year, the district was the scene of the biggest one-time loss of U.S. lives in the war, when 31 American troops, most of them elite Navy SEALs, died after an insurgent managed to shoot down their Chinook helicopter.   The growing numbers of green-on-blue shootings complicate accelerated efforts by Western troops to train Afghan police and soldiers and hand over combat...(Read Full Post)