Nato still on mission after insider attacks: US
(AFP) - The White House insisted on Sunday that the latest insider attacks on United States (US) troops by Afghan comrades would not distract North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) from its mission of training a local army so they can leave the country by 2014.
US President Barack Obama's deputy spokesman Josh Earnest said that top officials had seen details of the latest attack, which came after Nato troops resumed activities following a review of operations with Afghan forces triggered by a spate of so called "green-on-blue" incidents.
"Make no mistake... these attacks do no diminish in any way the commitment of the president, the commitment of our men and women in uniform or the commitment of our allies to follow through and complete successfully the mission to end the war in Afghanistan in 2014," he added.
Mr Earnest said that the US and its allies had taken a number of steps to mitigate the risk of insider attacks, including greater vetting of Afghan forces.