Afghanistan – Since the beginning of 2012, 16 NATO troops have been murdered by Afghani soldiers with the latest killing spree yesterday, resulting in the death of two British Soldiers and one American Soldier. Afghan military sources are stating Taliban infiltration was not the cause for the latest deaths contradicting Taliban claims.
NATO has been responsible for the training of Afghani troops with the goal of turning over complete security details to the troops by the end of 2014 however; it would now appear that some recruited for security details could have former or current ties to the Taliban.
In the latest killings an Afghani Lieutenant, Gul Nazar from Helmand province killed a U.S. soldier following the killing of two British service-members of NATO by local police officers in Paktika province. The Taliban are claiming the killings are in retaliation for the murders of the civilians by a U.S. soldier now in custody facing 17 counts of murder back in the states.
Sources claim in the case of Lt. Gul Nazar, he became angered when troops refused him entrance into a NATO base for purposes of business, and open fired on the guards killing them both. Lt. Gul Nazar was himself, killed in return gunfire.