6 US soldiers killed in 'rogue attacks' in Afghanistan

Rick Moran
Two separate incidents in Afghanistan led to 6 American soldiers being killed by "rogue attacks." Reuters: Three U.S. Marines have been shot dead by an Afghan worker on a military base in southern Afghanistan, in a deadly 24 hours for NATO-led forces during which six American soldiers were killed in rogue attacks. The NATO force says there have been 26 such attacks on foreign troops since January in which 34 people have been killed. Last year, there were 21 attacks in which 35 people were killed. The shooting took place on Friday night in the Garmsir district of Helmand province, where three U.S. special forces soldiers were killed by an Afghan policeman and comrades earlier in the day. "Let me clearly say that those two incidents clearly do not reflect the overall situation here in Afghanistan," the chief NATO force spokesman, Brigadier-General Gunter Katz, told reporters on Saturday. The three Marines were shot by a base employee who turned a gun on them, in the third...(Read Full Post)

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