• Two Romanian soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider attack’


    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan: Gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms shot dead two Romanian soldiers in the country’s south Saturday, officials said, in the first insider attack on foreign troops since the Taliban launched their spring offensive last month. The insurgents have so far not claimed responsibility for the attack in Kandahar province, which highlights long-simmering tensions between Afghan and foreign forces. “Two Resolute Support (NATO) service members died this morning when two individuals wearing Afghan (security) uniforms opened fire… in southern Afghanistan,” the military coalition said. “Resolute Support members returned fire and killed the shooters.” The two soldiers were identified as Romanian, the defense ministry in Bucharest said, adding that the incident occurred during a training mission for Afghan police.



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