The Stars & Stripes reports the first death of a coalition soldier in green-on-blue attacks this year and he’s from the UK. there were also six others wounded.
The attacker was killed. NATO officials said it is not known why the soldier attacked troops at Patrol Base Hazrat, in Nahr-e Saraj district, Helmand province.
When it’s a US casualty, though, we are never given a clear picture of the attack like we do when it’s not an American. For example, they usually report that officials aren’t sure if it’s an Afghanistan National Army soldier who did the shooting or someone dressed as an ANA soldier. The Brits are pretty clear that he was ANA.
What’s not clear is if the UK’s victim refused to drink tea with the ANA soldier, or showed him the bottom of his feet, because according to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and the Sergeant Major of the Army, it’s always the cultural insensitivity of the Western troops that provokes the Afghans to kill them.