Afghanistan slay­ing:

She’s the first fe­male ac­cused in a spate of in­sider at­tacks.

Austin American-Statesman - - FRONT PAGE - By Rahim Faiez

the po­lice­woman who killed an amer­i­can con­trac­tor in Kabul is a na­tive ira­nian who dis­played ‘un­sta­ble be­hav­ior’but had no known links to mil­i­tants.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The po­lice­woman who killed an Amer­i­can con­trac­tor in Kabul is a na­tive Ira­nian who came to Afghanistan and dis­played “un­sta­ble be­hav­ior” but no known links to mil­i­tants, an In­te­rior Min­istry spokesman said Tues­day.

The po­lice­woman, iden­ti­fied as Sgt. Nar­gas, shot 49-year-old Joseph Grif­fin, of Mans­field, Ge­or­gia, on Mon­day, in the first such shoot­ing by a woman in a spate of in­sider at­tacks by Afghans against their for­eign al­lies. Nar­gas walked into a heav­ily-guarded com­pound in the heart of Kabul, con­fronted Grif­fin and gunned him down with a sin­gle bul­let.

The U.S-based se­cu­rity firm Dyn­Corp In­ter­na­tional said on its web­site that Grif­fin was a U.S. mil­i­tary veteran who ear­lier worked with law en­force­ment agen­cies in the United States. In Kabul, he was un­der con­tract to the NATO mil­i­tary com­mand to ad­vise the Afghan po­lice force.

In­sider killings have eroded the trust be­tween the for­eign con­tin­gent and the Afghan government, just a year be­fore most NATO troops are set to turn se­cu­rity re­spon­si­bil­ity over to lo­cal forces.

The min­istry spokesman, Sediq Sediqi, told a news con­fer­ence that Nar­gas, who uses one name like many in the coun­try, was born in Tehran, where she mar­ried an Afghan. She moved to the coun­try 10 years ago af­ter her hus­band ob­tained fake doc­u­ments.

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