5 British soldiers killed in south Afghanistan
By ELENA BECATOROS (AP) – 10 minutes ago
KABUL — An Afghan policeman opened fire on British soldiers in the volatile southern province of Helmand, killing five, British and Afghan authorities said Wednesday, raising concerns about discipline within the Afghan forces and possible infiltration by insurgents.
The incident came almost exactly a month after an Afghan policeman on patrol with U.S. soldiers opened fire on the Americans, killing two before fleeing. …
The five British soldiers were killed in Helmand’s Nad-e-Ali district on Tuesday afternoon, Britain’s defense ministry said, bringing the total number British forces personnel who have died in Afghanistan to 229. Britain has 9,000 troops in the country.
BreakingNews: NATO says 6 British soldiers and two Afghan soldiers were also injured in shooting that killed 5 British soldiers.
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