Thursday, April 28, 2011

Afghan Air-force Pilot kills eight US soldiers at Kabul Airport

US official says, about eight American troops and a supplier has been executed by an Afghan air force pilot at Kabul airport in a visible row.
The Afghan defense ministry said, the incident happened at a competence utilized by the Afghan air force at about 1100 local time (0630 GMT). The pilot was also killed resulting on exchange. The occurrence is the severest of several of current assaults on foreigners by Afghan security recruits.
Maj Tim James, spokesman of Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said, we can verify there was small-artillery fire during this incident," said Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf). According to the AP news agency, American authorities said the eight Isaf troops and one foreign contractor were all American.
Eyewitness reported hearing sirens and seeing a massive military attendance near the facility, which usually has tight security. A senior Afghan security official told the pilot's name was Gul Ahmad, and he was come from the Tarakhel area of Kabul. The official said, he was distressing from "mental infirmity", and either got into a battle with his foreign companions or intended the assault after being taken on by the Taliban.
Col Bahader, a spokesman for the Afghan Air Corps, told the gun firing was in an actions room of the Afghan Air Corps. He said, unexpectedly during the meeting, gun firing began. After the gun firing happening, we observed several Afghan army officers and warriors escaping out of the building. Some were even pitching themselves out of the windows to get away. The Taliban asserted responsibility for the happening, but the officials have not definite any insurgent action.
President Hamid Karzai and senior Isaf commanders criticized the gun firing. Lieutenant General William Caldwell, the head of the Nato training mission in Afghanistan, said the program had "undergone a terrible loss from an assault, which happened this morning, following in the killings of nine alliance trainers. The reporters say quick employment into the Afghan forces has enhanced worries of Taliban access into the police and army. Nato's way out plan for Afghanistan engages gradually passing on to the confined security forces.
So far the deadliest of the latest assaults on foreign troops was last November when an Afghan policeman executed six US soldiers, besides two Nato soldiers were gun fired by an Afghan border policeman in northern Faryab province on 4 April, local officials said. The foreign troops generally but not completely believe on their Afghan colleagues and think they have to keep half an eye on them. The assailants are from time to time really members of the Afghan security forces, and sometimes militants imitating servicemen.

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