Grim Milestone Reached, 2,000 Dead: Afghan Soldier Kills 2 More American Troops...

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    More of your hard-earned Tax Dollars at work. So tragic.


    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war, officials said Sunday.

    The string of insider attacks is one of the greatest threats to NATO's mission in the country, endangering a partnership key to training up Afghan security forces and withdrawing international troops.

    Saturday's shooting took place at an Afghan army checkpoint just outside a joint U.S.-Afghan base in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman.

    "Initial reports indicate that a misunderstanding happened between Afghan army soldiers and American soldiers," Shahid said. He said investigators had been sent to the site to try to figure out what happened.

    An Afghan official speaking on condition of anonymity said three Afghan soldiers were killed in the clash. It was not clear if the assailant was among the dead.

    The attack happened about 5 p.m. in Sayd Abad district, Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Zahir Azimi said in an emailed statement. He did not provide further details, saying he would wait for a report from investigators.

    NATO forces announced the assault early Sunday morning, saying only that it was "suspected insider attack" and that a NATO service member and civilian contractor were killed.

    One U.S. official confirmed that the service member killed was American, while another confirmed that the civilian was also American...

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    The Longest War is over. Time to come home.
     
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    Where's the Commander In Chump?

    On a fucking golf course?
     
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    and what's sad is we NEVER hear about the troops anymore

    When Bush was in office we heard a death count ever friggen day

    THIS IS YOUR MEDIA people and where the hell are Code Pinkos protesting Obama
     
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    Our kids dying was only considered 'News' to CNN and NBC when a Republican was in there. They never really cared. It was all just a scam.
     
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    The media and protest are all international socialist.
     
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    You make a valid point.
     

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