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Two Americans killed in unusual gunfight involving several Afghan soldiers

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/02/2012

Ernesto Londoño

Two days after the U.S. military resumed joint operations with Afghan security forces last week following a spate of “insider attacks,” a platoon of American soldiers stopped at an Afghan army checkpoint in a volatile eastern province.
The Americans had a cordial conversation and cracked a few jokes with their Afghan comrades during the Saturday afternoon patrol in Wardak province. The Afghans offered the Americans tea. Then, according to a U.S. military official, an Afghan soldier, without warning or provocation, raised his weapon and opened fire — mortally wounding the senior American on the patrol.
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"Two Americans killed in unusual gunfight involving several Afghan soldiers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2012. Consulté le 25/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/two-americans-killed-in-unusual-gunfight-involving-several-afghan-soldiers