Afghan soldier kills 2 British troops
KABUL | An Afghan soldier shot and killed two British troops Monday at a NATO coalition base in southern Afghanistan before international forces gunned him down, officials said.
The violence was the latest in a string of attacks in which Afghan security forces have turned their guns on their foreign colleagues. Such attacks have become increasingly common over the past year, particularly since the burning of defaced Korans at a U.S. base in February.
Fifteen NATO service members, including eight Americans, have been killed by Afghan security officials or militants disguised in their uniforms so far this year.
Monday’s shooting occurred around 11 a.m. in front of the main gate of a joint civilian-military base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province, the governor’s office said. threats against Norwegian officials and three Kurdish men.
The Oslo district court convicted Najmaddin Faraj Ahmad, also known as Mullah Krekar, of making online death threats against the three other Kurdish immigrants he claimed had insulted Islam. The 55-year-old cleric, who came to Norway as a refugee in 1991, was also convicted of threatening Norwegian government officials in an attempt to force a reversal of a 2005 order to deport him to Iraq.
Krekar is the founder of Ansar alIslam, a Kurdish group listed as a terrorist organization by the United States and other nations. He immediately appealed the ruling.