Monday, March 26, 2012

Afghan kills two troops at Nato base

British army soldiers patrol in Helmand. Two Nato troops have been killed at the main base in the region. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters
An Afghan soldier turned his weapon against Nato forces in the south of Afghanistan on Monday claiming the lives of two soldiers.

Details are still emerging about the incident, but one Afghan police official said the shooting occurred at the gates of a Nato base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand. An official Afghan army truck approached the base, but the guards reportedly denied the truck entry saying they were not authorised to bring weapons inside the base.

After waiting for an undetermined period of time, the police official says one of the soldiers rushed through the gate and opened fire on those inside, killing two soldiers before he himself was shot and killed.