Monday, December 24, 2012

Afghan Policewoman Kills US Military Adviser

Here we are in Afghanistan fighting for their freedom, and an Afghan policewoman, yes, a female, shoots one of ours.

Another green on blue attack to add to the 62 or so this year. It is so time to leave that hell hole.

An Afghan policewoman has shot and killed a US security adviser in the Kabul police headquarters, NATO and local officials say.

A senior police official told Al Jazeera that the shooting occurred at 10:15am local time (05:45 GMT) on Monday.

The policewoman approached the adviser as he was walking in the heavily guarded police chief's compound in a bustling area of the capital. She then drew a pistol and shot him once, a senior police official told the Reuters news agency.

The woman, a member of the police's gender equality team, is in custody, officials said. Mohammad Daoud Amin, Kabul's deputy police chief, said an investigation is under way to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental.

Mohammad Zahir, head of the police criminal investigation department, described the incident as an "insider attack", in which Afghan forces turn their weapons on US-led coalition troops they are supposed to be working with. If confirmed to be such an attack, the shooting would be the first time that a female member of Afghanistan's security forces has turned her weapon on a member of NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) or a foreign contractor.

Sediq Sediqqi, the Afghan Interior ministry's spokesperson, confirmed the incident and said an investigation was under way.

Accidental? She draws a pistol and shoots and they think it might be accidental?

The rest here.

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