ISAF kills attacker in ANA uniform
JALALABAD: An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier, who opened fire on international troops, was killed in eastern Laghman province on Thursday, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said.
In response to a query from Pajhwok Afghan News, the ISAF media office in Kabul confirmed an incident, in which an ANA soldier fired on international service members in Laghman.
The foreign troops returned fire, killing the attacker. There were no ISAF fatalities. NATO and ANA officials are jointly investigating the shooting to determine the facts.
Brig. Gen. Daulat Waziri, the defence ministry’s deputy spokesman, said a man in an ANA uniform wanted to attack ISAF troops. The assailant was killed by coalition forces at the joint coordination centre in Mehtarlam, the provincial capital.
Sarhadi Zwak, the governor's spokesman, said two armed rebels were trying to enter the centre, but they were deterred by ANA and quick reaction force personnel. He said Afghan and foreign troops were not harmed.--(PAN)
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