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:
After days of searching for the missing pilot of a downed F-15C jet in the hopes he had safely ejected, rescue crews came to the realization Thursday that the pilot was actually killed in the crash. He's been identified as Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., a decorated combat veteran.Read More