DHAKA: Four special forces soldiers with the Nato-led force in Afghanistan have been killed in an attack by suspected Afghan police, senior Afghan officials say.
Five police were missing after the checkpoint attack in southern Zabul province, they said. One was killed, reports the BBC.
The incident brought to 51 the number of Nato troops killed in ‘insider attacks’ this year.
The latest incident comes a day after two UK soldiers were killed at a checkpoint by a man in police uniform.
On Friday, two US marines were killed in a Taliban attack on Nato’s Camp Bastion base in southern Afghanistan.
Militants breached the perimeter of the sprawling Camp Bastion base in Helmand province, destroying six US Harrier aircraft.
The special forces members were killed as they tried to stop an insurgent attack on a police checkpoint in Mezan, a remote area of Zabul near the border with Pakistan, said Zabul deputy police chief Ghulam Jelani Farahiof.
They were killed by a man in an Afghan national police uniform, he said.
Their nationality has not been released but they were not from the UK contingent.
Later, senior Afghan officials told the BBC that the four dead were special forces members.
BDST: 1353 HRS, SEP 16, 2012
Edited by Robab Rosan, Cultural Affairs Editor
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