Taliban behind a quarter of Afghan "insider" attacks: general

August 23rd, 2012  
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Topic: Taliban behind a quarter of Afghan "insider" attacks: general

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. general leading NATO forces in Afghanistan acknowledged on Thursday that the Taliban could be traced to more "insider attacks" against Western troops than previously acknowledged, accounting for about a quarter of the cases. The increasing number of killings of NATO soldiers by Afghan security forces, or those impersonating them, have eroded trust between Western forces and their Afghan allies and threaten to complicate plans for a transition to Afghan security within two years. ...


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