Afghan Shoots, Kills 2 ISAF Troops


KABUL, Afghanistan (UPI) — A person dressed as an Afghan police officer killed two International Security Assistance Force members in southern Afghanistan Tuesday, officials said.

The matter is being investigated, the ISAF said in a release.

ISAF did not provide other information about the incident nor the identities of the victims. It is ISAF policy to defer to relevant national authorities for victim identification.

The ISAF also said Afghan and coalition forces arrested a Taliban leader in Helmand province Tuesday, Khaama Press reported.

The arrested leader was believed to have been providing tactical information to senior Taliban leaders and help moving roadside bombs to terrorist cell members.

Coalitions and Afghan forces also arrested a Taliban weapons and IED facilitator in Kandahar province Tuesday, the ISAF said. The detainee is suspected of smuggling weapons throughout the province and obtaining bombmaking materials.

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