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Afghan cops kill two UK soldiers

2012-05-13 18:26

London - Two members of the Afghan police opened fire on British soldiers who were mentoring them in the south of the country, killing two, Britain's Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

The shooting on Saturday in Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand province was the latest in a string of attacks by members of Afghanistan's security services on foreign troops and their mentors, heaping pressure on some Nato countries to withdraw.

"Serving as part of an advisory team, the servicemen were providing security for a meeting with local officials... when they were shot and killed by members of the Afghan police force," the Defence Ministry said in a statement.

British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond told the BBC that one of the gunmen had been killed and the other had escaped.

Nato forces fighting in Afghanistan confirmed that two "individuals" wearing Afghan police uniforms had turned their weapons against coalition forces and killed two.

Some 410 British service personnel have been killed in Afghanistan and many more wounded since the US-led military intervention began in 2001. Britain has about 9 500 troops in the country, and is due to withdraw 500 by the end of the year.

Britain plans to repatriate all its combat troops by the end of 2014.

Comments
  • GrootWitHaai - 2012-05-14 11:51

    How comforting. The heathens are revolting.

  • louis.frans - 2012-08-23 08:56

    No Surf Idiot, they came to their senses and realised that this is the only way to deal with Infidels like the UK,US who mean nothing but occupation and mayhem and intolerance of Islam and muslims.By the way a heathen is one who doesn't believe in God or sometimes used to describe an idolator like yourself who probably believes God has a son - an absolute ridiculous belief.Muslims on the other hand believe THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD WITHOUT ANY ASSOCIATE/PARTNER.So before penning your ignorance, I challenge you to pickup a copy of the Quran and read it fixedly; hopefully removing your narcissistic outlook - because it seems that you've been one too many times by your surfboard over your head.Let's see if you have the guts to read the Quran...maybe there's hope for you yet.........

  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-08-23 09:14

    Dont you get the message idiots? Pack your bags and go home. You have "served" long enough to the well being of Afghanistan.

  • louis.frans - 2012-08-23 09:57

    Excuse me Rick - I said read the Quran, not The Bible; your response indicates you read the bible not the Quran.The bible has been tampered with over the centuaries so that you can't make out the difference between truth and falsehood,THERE'S A MIXTURE OF BOTH WHICH CREATES DOUBT, whereas the Quran is in it's pristine form word for word dot for dot and is tamper proof.So the next time you read it Rick; read it without seeking crookedness in it, then maybe you'll find that which presents itself to you and lectures you is THE TRUTH.I CHALLENGE THE CHRISTIANS TO READ THE CHAPTER ON MARY (PEACE BE UPON HER)YOU'LL MOST CERTAINLY REALISE IT'S THE VERY WORD OF GOD...

      rick.kabose - 2012-08-23 10:23

      Drivel. "whereas the Quran is in it's pristine form word for word dot for dot and is tamper proof." The quran was compiled 20 years after mohammed died. Much of what he said was lost,much of the quran is made up. There are several versions of the quran. It is filled with contradictions. I want to find a copy of "mein kampf",i've heard the comparisons to the quran are remarkable.Would be hardly suprising considering Hitler was good chums with the "grand mufti of Jerusalem".Both rabid jew killers.

  • louis.frans - 2012-08-23 10:48

    Yes Rick - what you've written is utter DRIVEL.Evidently you don't know a thing about Islam do you, you must have read a book written by some racist misiionary who couldn't handle the truth, so before putting a gun to his head decided to pen the drivel you've just regurgitated.Maybe some original thought from your end would at least give me something to work with.You're like a person going to a hairdresser with a shaved head. The Quran was revealed to Muhammad (peace be upon Him), over a period of 23 years, the most important theme of which is believing that that THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD WITHOUT ANY PARTNER.tHE PROBLEM WITH YOU RICK; IS YOU GO ON HEARSAY "I HEARD" YOU SAY.MAYBE IF YOU WISH TO ENTER INTO SOME INTELLIGEN DISCOURSE AND TRY NOT TO SIMPLY IMPRESS OTHERS.THINK BEFORE YOU PEN.My wish is not to insult you but simply to highlight the fact that your thoughts are borne out of ignorance and misinformation.Maybe you should look at the Jewish treatment of the Palestinians before you go crying about the holocaust.The Zionist have replicated exactly the actions of Hitler upon the Palestinians - in fact they've been more diabolical in their treatment of Palestinians.Your vitriol is shallow and inconsequential - run along and read something which will open your mind to the truth and maybe extinguish your crusader mentality

      rick.kabose - 2012-08-23 11:17

      If you look at the pic attached to my name you'll quickly realise how i feel about the quran and it's followers conquest of the Christian Byzantine empire.The Crusader mentality indeed. Please don't compare the holocaust to the self inflicted sufferings of the palestinians.There is no comparison whatsoever. Mohammed was illiterate,others wrote what he said.They could have written anything and muhammed would have been happy.

  • louis.frans - 2012-08-23 12:18

    WELL RICK - YOU'VE CHOSEN TO BE BLINDFOLDED; GROPING IN DARKNESS, NO HOPE OF LIGHT. THE ZIONIST JEWS CONTINUE TO TORTURE AND KILL PALESTINIANS;ADOPTING THE MOST HEINOUS METHODS POSSIBLE, OCCUPYING THEIR LANDS AND YOU SAY THAT IT'S A SELF INFLICTED SUFFERING.LOOK AT ARIEL SHARON, ONCE LEADER OF THE KADIMA AND STERN GANG; WHO MASSACRED WOMEN AND CHILDREN, WHERE IS HE NOW AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE IN 2006,JUST PRIOR TO AN ELECTION. LET ME ENLIGHTEN YOU - HE'S ROTTING AWAY IN HIS URINE AND FAECES FOR HIS CRIMES AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS-NOT DEAD NO! ROTTING FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS.IF YOU HAVE AN IOTA OF A CONSCIENCE; YOU MUST CERTAINLY BE HEAVILY SEDATING YOURSELF BEFORE FALLING ASLEEP AT NIGHT; BELIEVING THE HOGWASH YOU BELIEVE IN.WE'LL WAIT AND YOU WAIT - AND MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE HEED OF THE FOLLOWING, WHICH MOSES SAID, AND THIS IS FROM THE QURAN: Said Moses to his people: "Pray for help from GOD, and (wait) in patience and constancy: for the earth is GOD'S, to give as a heritage to such of His servants as He pleaseth; and the END IS BEST FOR THE RIGHTEOUS( QURAN , Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #128)

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