A SUSPECTED policeman has killed four NATO soldiers in Afghanistan, the US-led military says, in the latest apparent attack involving Afghan security forces killing their allies.
NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) did not provide further details but said the incident took place in southern Afghanistan, a hotbed of the Taliban-led insurgency.
Four ISAF “service members died today in southern Afghanistan following an insider attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police,” ISAF said in a statement.
Two British soldiers died in a similar attack on Saturday.
They were shot dead by a gunman in Afghan police uniform, Britain’s defence ministry says.
The soldiers from 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment died at a checkpoint in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand Province, the ministry said.
Their families have been informed.
NATO said the gunman was killed during the attack.
A rising number of “green on blue” attacks by Afghan personnel is complicating plans to train Afghan forces so that most foreign troops can withdraw from the country by the end of 2014.
The defence ministry earlier announced the death of a British soldier on Friday in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan.