NATO says two of its soldiers have been shot dead in a new “green-on-blue,” or insider, attack by an Afghan army soldier.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said a member of the Afghan National Army turned his weapon on ISAF forces on August 27 in eastern Laghman Province, killing two service members.
An ISAF statement said NATO soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker.
The latest deaths take the toll from such attacks in August to at least 12 and to more than 40 so far this year.
Taliban insurgents have claimed responsibility for many of the attacks, saying militants had infiltrated NATO-led forces.
Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP