Afghan security forces to be re-screened to curb attacks against US troops

Afghanistan's government said it would re-examine the files of 350,000 soldiers and police to halt shootings of NATO personnel.

Afghan security forces to be re-screened to curb attacks against US troops

World Bulletin / News Desk

Afghanistan's government said on Wednesday it would re-examine the files of 350,000 soldiers and police to halt shootings of NATO personnel.

A day after U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Martin Dempsey arrived in Kabul to discuss shootings that have killed 40 foreigners this year, President Hamid Karzai held a special meeting with top security advisers at his garden palace.

"They will study every single case of every individual who is either in the Afghan army or the Afghan police who has family either in Iran or in Pakistan," Faizi said.

There have been 32 "insider" attacks so far this year involving 36 gunmen that have led to 40 coalition deaths, just over half of them Americans.

Last Mod: 23 Ağustos 2012, 09:58
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