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Taliban infiltration fears grow as 'rogue' Afghan police gun down British soldiers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 13/05/2012

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul and Rajeev Syal

Two British servicemen have been shot dead by two Afghan policemen, the latest in a string of "rogue attacks" on foreign forces by the men who are supposed to be their allies in the fight against the Taliban.

The Ministry of Defence said that a Royal Air Force airman and a soldier from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards were killed on Saturday in southern Helmand province, when they were protecting a meeting with Afghan officials at a patrol base. The next of kin have been informed.

"What appears to have happened is that an Afghan police officer opened fire on a mentoring team working with the Afghan police," Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, told BBC's Andrew Marr Show.
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"Taliban infiltration fears grow as 'rogue' Afghan police gun down British soldiers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2012. Consulté le 24/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/taliban-infiltration-fears-grow-as-rogue-afghan-police-gun-down-british-soldiers