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March 26, 2012 11:15 am

British Soldiers Shot Dead by Afghan Army Member

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British Royal marine commandos in Afghanistan. Photo: wiki commons.

WSJ – An Afghan soldier opened fire on Western forces Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing two British soldiers at the gate of their base in the capital of Helmand province, Afghan and coalition officials said.

Such attacks by Afghan service members on Western troops have become the second leading cause of hostile deaths for coalition forces this year, after insurgent improvised explosive devices. More coalition service members have been gunned down by Afghan troops than by insurgents since the year began.

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