Two Afghans, one dressed in an Army uniform and another in civilian clothes, shot and killed two American soldiers on a joint NATO-Afghan base today. The Associated Press reports the two gunmen were an Afghan soldier and a literacy teacher. The AP points to the growing anti-American sentiment in Afghanistan, caused by the accidental burning of Qurans at Bagram Airfield, as a possible reason for the killings.
Reuters reports Afghan security forces have been responsible for the deaths of at least five NATO troops. An Afghan government official told Reuters:
The three appeared in federal court on Friday to face charges that they secretly worked on behalf of foreign defense contractor Glenn "Fat Leonard" Francis to advance the interests of his company. Leonard pleaded guilty last year in federal court in San Diego.Read More