4 NATO troops killed in 'insider' attack in Afghanistan
Four NATO troops were killed Sunday in an attack believed to involve Afghan police in southern Afghanistan, officials said, in what appears to be the latest incident of local forces turning their guns on coalition partners. The troops died "following an insider attack involving suspected Afghan police," said Jamie Graybeal, a spokesman with NATO's International Security Assistance Force. No more details were provided. The attacks followed news that insurgents disguised in US Army uniforms carried out a coordinated assault Friday at a joint American-British base in the same region. That assault raised concerns that the attackers had inside knowledge. ISAF: Insurgents wore US Army uniforms It is too early to conclude whether the attackers had "inside knowledge," Graybeal said. The incident is under investigation. The international coalition released details that suggest it was a well-coordinated assault on the fortified base in a remote desert region in Helmand province. Two US Marines and 14 insurgents died in a firefight. The lone surviving insurgent, who was wounded, was taken into custody, the international coalition said in a statement. The insurgents -- organized into three teams -- waged an assault on the airfield of the joint base that includes American-run Camp Leatherneck and British-run Camp Bastion, where British royal Prince Harry is stationed. Six AV-8B Harrier jets were destroyed and two others were damaged, international forces said. Six aircraft hangers <b>...</b>
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