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No RS member injured in Herat insider attack

AT-KABUL: Two Afghan border security forces on Wednesday opened fire on NATO Resolute Support Mission Advisors at the military based in western Herat province, officials said.

No RS members injured in the incident, ‘what it calls as insider attack’, while one Afghan border force killed and another detained alive, said Noorullah Qaderi, Commander of the 207 Zafar Military Corps.

The attack occurred when the RS members were visiting the Fifth Border Security Forces battalion in Islam Qala, a town at the Afghanistan-Iran border.

 “Today, an insurgent acting as a member of the Afghan security forces fired on Coalition members, the Coalition members returned fire and killed the attacker. No Coalition members were injured in the attack,” Resolute Support told The Defense Post in an emailed statement.

On October 22, a Czech service member with the NATO mission in Afghanistan was killed in an insider attack at the Shindand airbase in Herat. It was the second “green on blue” attack in Afghanistan in less than week. Four days earlier, a bodyguard for Kandahar governor Zalmay Wesa opened fire on Afghan and U.S. officials following a high-level security meeting.

Kandahar police chief General Abdul Raziq and National Security Directorate provincial chief Abdulmomin Hassankhail were killed. Wesa and U.S. Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Smiley were injured.

General Scott Miller, who was also attending the meeting, escaped the insider attack unhurt.

But that was the most heartbroken attack as Afghanistan lost its one of the most patriotic general ‘Abdul Raziq” who firmly stood against the enemies and the insurgent groups.

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