CBS News reports that another green-on-blue attack claimed three more lives yesterday, making it four attacks in the last week.
An Afghan working on an installation shared by Afghan and foreign forces shot and killed three American service members Friday – raising to six the number of U.S. troops killed by their Afghan partners in 24 hours.
In an earlier attack, an Afghan police officer shot and killed three U.S. Marines after sharing a meal with them before dawn Friday in Sangin district of Helmand province.
Coalition spokeswoman Maj. Lori Hodge said Saturday that the three additional foreign service members were gunned down Friday night. The second incident occurred in Garmser district of Helmland province, according to province spokesman Daud Ahmadi
The news of two attacks on Friday comes on the heels of the White House calling the effect of these attacks as “negligible” on the overall strategy in Afghanistan. Says CNN;
“It is too early to say that this latest incident is part of a stepped-up effort on the insurgents’ part,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said earlier Friday.
“We know they are trying to maximize media exposure of these events but our military believes that the operational impact has been negligible. Nonetheless, these incidents do concern us and our hearts go out to all the victims and their families.”
Um, four attacks in one week tells me that there is a stepped up effort – since from 2007-2008 there were four such attacks in those two years. There’s been a “stepped-up effort” all year and the Obama Administration’s solution was to allow coalition troops to turn their desks to face the door. That plan seems to be working well.
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