Two British soldiers were killed on the morning Monday in Helmand ( southern Afghanistan) shot by an Afghan army office wearing Afghan uniformsr, which is increased the number of NATO troops to 15 who were killed since the beginning of the year the number of NATO soldiers killed by a companion of Afghan weapons.Defense Minister of the United Kingdom, Philip Hammond, confirmed in parliament that the two are British soldiers who were killed shot in Helmand
In a statement to the House of Commons, Hammond said the incident hasn't clarified yet , but it appears that a member of the Afghan National Army opened fire at the entrance to the British base in Lashkar Gahnoted and noted the deaths of two Britons have been sent to their families.
According to security source, an Afghan soldier died in the incident and another British soldier was "seriously injured" and No group claimed responsibility for the attack. This is the second incident occurred in the city of Lashkar Gah in the southern province of Helmand for the British Army , the main area of operations of the British forces in Afghanistan and in this province strong presence of Taliban in southern Afghanistan. On March 6, six soldiers died when their vehicle hit a mine.
The attacks have increased in recent weeks amid tensions between Afghanistan and its Western allies by incidents like the burning of copies of the Koran at a NATO base and the slaughter of 17 people awarded a U.S. cash .
NATO had reported the attack by a brief statement and specified that a joint team of the organization and the Afghan authorities to investigate.
The incidents increase the doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to assume security responsibility by the end of 2014, when most Western combat forces leave Afghanistan.
Source , Reuters , AFP