Foreign Policy

U.S. Troops Killed By Afghan Policeman

Guman had only recently been given the gun as a gift before he opened fire and killed two soldiers.

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One week after deadly attacks that left six American soldiers dead at the hands of Afghan troops, two more U.S. service members were killed in a similar round of violence on Friday, the Associated Press reported.

Mohammad Ismail, a newly recruited Afghan village policeman signed up just five days earlier, opened fire on American soldiers tasked to train him, just minutes after being given a new weapon as a gift.

"As soon as they gave the weapon to Ismail to begin training, suddenly he took the gun and opened fire toward the U.S. soldiers," Farah provincial police chief Agha Noor Kemtoz told AP.

Ismail was shot and killed by NATO and Afghan forces, who returned fire.

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