Afghan soldier, civilian kill 2 Nato troops: military

Thursday, March 1, 2012,


KABUL: An Afghan soldier and a civilian on Thursday killed two troops from the US-led Nato force in Afghanistan, opening fire on them at an outpost in the troubled south of the country, the military said.

The civilian was a literacy teacher who grabbed a weapon from a soldier and opened fire at the military outpost in Kandahar province, Zhary district chief Niaz Mohammad Sarhadi told, identifying the dead as Americans.

Other troops returned fire and killed the teacher, who was working in the base, and an Afghan army soldier, Sarhadi said.

"Two individuals, one believed to be an Afghan National Army service member and the other in civilian clothing, turned their weapons indiscriminately against International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two ISAF service members," ISAF said in a statement.

The US-led Nato force gave no further details

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