Afghan Officials: US Soldier Shoots Afghan Guard

By: AP
By: AP

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan officials say an American soldier has shot and killed an Afghan guard at a base in the country's north, apparently because the American thought his Afghan colleague was about to attack him.

Saripul province Police Chief Sayed Jahangir said Sunday that the shooting resulted from a misunderstanding.

He says the Afghan guard and the American soldier were arguing Friday at the gate of a U.S. base. Jahangir says the guard did not raise his weapon but the American thought he was about to do so and fired.

U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings says U.S. forces were "aware of an incident in northern Afghanistan" and were investigating. He declined to provide further details.


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  • by GI joe on Feb 5, 2012 at 04:48 AM
    Wow!! Now this is a Change they (the Afghans) are usually shooting Our Guys in the Back!! Keep up the good work and come home safely.
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