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Green on Blue Attacks in Afghanistan



Some recent attacks on NATO forces by Afghan allies or insurgents disguised as them:

  • Aug. 10: Afghan police commando kills three U.S. special forces soldiers after inviting them to dinner.
  • Aug. 7: Gunmen in Afghan army uniforms kill coalition soldier in eastern Afghanistan.
  • July 1: Afghan police officer kills three British soldiers in Helmand after an argument.
  • June 18: Three men in Afghan police uniforms kill a U.S. soldier in Kandahar province.
  • May 12: Attackers in Afghan police uniforms kill two British soldiers in Helmand.
  • May 11: Man in Afghan army uniform kills one NATO soldier in eastern Afghanistan.
  • May 5: Man in Afghan army uniform kills one NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan.
  • Apr. 26: Afghan soldier kills a U.S. soldier in Kandahar province.
  • Mar. 26: Man in Afghan army uniform kills two coalition soldiers in southern Afghanistan, two weeks after a U.S. soldier allegedly killed 17 Afghan civilians in a neighboring province.
  • Feb. 20: Reports emerge that coalition soldiers improperly disposed of Qurans. This leads to several attacks by gunmen in Afghan security uniforms, killing six NATO service members.
  • Jan. 8: Afghan soldier kills American counterpart in southern Afghanistan.
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