THE GUARDIAN NEWS UK
Joint patrols halted until further notice after collapse in trust over number of US and Nato soldiers killed in ‘insider attacks’
The Nato-led military strategy in Afghanistan has been thrown into disarray after joint on-the-ground operations were suspended because of a collapse in trust over the killings of Americans and other Nato soldiers by Afghan government forces.
The move, which came after a surge in the number of “insider attacks” by Afghan government soldiers and police officers, which have killed 51 Nato soldiers in 36 attacks this year, threatens the joint plan to train an effective Afghan army to keep the Taliban at bay after troops start pulling out.
- NATO says troops killed in ‘insider’ attack in Afghanistan (radionz.co.nz)
- Six troops die in weekend “insider” attacks in Afghanistan – Reuters (in.reuters.com)
- Four NATO soldiers killed in Afghan ‘insider’ attack (worldnews.nbcnews.com)
- 8 Women Killed in NATO Airstrike (abcnews.go.com)
- Deadly weekend of attacks in Afghanistan (itv.com)
- Rogue Afghan policeman kills four Nato soldiers (nzherald.co.nz)
- Afghan militants breach Nato base (bbc.co.uk)