Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Female Afghan police officer is allowed in US compound with loaded gun, shoots and kills a US civilian contractor. UPDATE, female killer is Iranian national, blow to gov. 'security screening' policy-BBC

12/25/12, "Policewoman who killed US aide in Kabul 'is Iranian'," BBC, "A policewoman who shot dead a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul is an Iranian national, Afghan authorities say....The incident is a major blow to the government's security screening policy."...


12/24/12, "Afghan policewoman kills US adviser in Kabul," AP, D. Gray

"There have also been incidents of Taliban and other militants dressing in Afghan army and police uniforms to infiltrate NATO installations and attack foreigners."...


12/24/12, "Afghan 'rogue' attacks kill US aide and five police," BBC

"An Afghan policewoman has killed a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul.

It is believed to be the first such insider attack carried out by a woman. She is now in custody.

In a separate incident, at least five local policemen were killed by another officer in northern Afghanistan.

There has been a rise in incidents in which Afghan security forces members have shot dead either foreign personnel or their own colleagues.

In Monday's attack in Kabul, Afghan officials said the 33-year-old officer, who they named only as Nargis, arrived at the HQ looking for the police chief, the governor of Kabul or the head of the criminal investigation department.

When she was unable to locate them she went to the canteen and fired one bullet at the aide. She then fired at officers who tried to arrest her.

Afghan officials said the woman was married to an officer with the criminal investigation department and has three children....

A spokesman for the Taliban told the BBC the rogue policemen in Khosh Tepa had been a Taliban infiltrator for some time."...


12/26/12, "Reuters: In Afghanistan people kill people, in the U.S. guns kill people," Legal Insurrection, Joel Engel


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