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6 troops die in weekend "insider" attacks in Afghanistan

Published on Sep 16, 2012 7:25 PM
Infantry men from the 1st platoon, Delta coy. attend a briefing prior to embarking on a night patrol from Lindsey foward operating base on Sept 15, 2012 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. -- PHOTO: AFP

KABUL (REUTERS) - Four soldiers fighting with the Nato-led alliance were killed in another suspected "insider" attack in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, the coalition said, bringing the total number of deaths this weekend caused by Afghans turning on their allies to six.

Four Nato-led troops were found dead and two wounded when a nearby response team arrived at the scene from a nearby checkpoint, a spokesman for the coalition said.

One of the six members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) operating the observation post with six coalition troops was also found dead, while the other five had disappeared.

"The fighting had stopped by the time the responders arrived," said Major Adam Wojack, a spokesman for the NATO-led coalition.

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