Afghan Soldier Kills Two U.S. Troops in Eastern Afghanistan

Another green-on-blue attack as the war in Afghanistan continues


A rogue Afghan soldier shot dead two foreign troops in east Afghanistan on Monday, the NATO-led coalition said, the latest in a series of insider killings that have strained trust between the allies ahead of a 2014 pullout by foreign combat troops.

The deaths in Laghman province brought to 12 the number of foreign soldiers killed this month, prompting NATO to increase security against insider attacks, including requiring soldiers to carry loaded weapons at all times.