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PublishDate: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 18:01

Taliban claims green-on-blue attack killing British soldier in Afghanistan

total of 405 foreign soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in 2012, 58 of them in the so-called green-on-blue or insider attacks.

A man dressed in Afghan army uniform shot dead a British soldier in the troubled southern Afghan province of Helmand where thousands of British troops have been stationed, an Afghan army officer said.

"An Afghan soldier opened fire and killed a British soldier in a military base in Gereshk district of Helmand province on Monday and began fleeing but was killed by other soldiers," the officer said. 

Meanwhile, Qari Yusuf Ahmadi, a purported Taliban spokesman, told media by telephone from unknown location that a Taliban penetrated soldier named Qasim opened fire on foreign soldiers in Gereshk district on Monday afternoon, inflicting casualties. 

A total of 405 foreign soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in 2012, 58 of them in the so-called green-on-blue or insider attacks. 
(NNI)

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