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Friday
Feb182011

Afghan Soldier Turns On, Kills Coalition Counterpart

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(BAGHLAN, Afghanistan) -- A person wearing an Afghan army uniform turned his gun on the coalition soldier he was working with Friday, killing him and another soldier in the northern district of Baghlan. Other coalition soldiers then fired at the Afghan soldier, wounding him critically.

Local police say the two soldiers were German. At least eight others were injured in the attacks.

These kinds of shootings have increased in the last year. This is the second case in just the last month. On Jan. 20, an Afghan soldier killed two Italian soldiers before escaping a base in western Afghanistan.

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