Saturday, March 31, 2012

Afghanistan: "Taliban" police officer murders 9 fellow officers

The incidents are increasing where one of the "good guys" turns out to be one of the bad guys, yet there is still no program in place to ferret out those with a propensity for jihad.  And as long as there is no real vetting, more will die, including American soldiers.

It is long past time we left Afghanistan.

From CNN March 30

Afghan police officer kills 9 comrades

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- An Afghan police officer shot and killed nine other officers in southeast Afghanistan on Thursday night, authorities said.

The incident occurred in Paktika province, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. Two police officers were arrested, and another, believed to be part of the attack, fled, the spokesman said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and said in a statement that the officer who fired the shots was actually a Taliban fighter.

The shooter was a member of the Afghan Local Police force, International Security Assistance Force spokesman Maj. Joe Buccino said in a statement.

Buccino described the officer as a "rogue" and said the attack was not preceded by any signs of trouble.
ISAF officials are working with provincial and local authorities to investigate the attack, which is the latest by a member of Afghan security forces.

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