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    Renegade Afghan soldier kills three British troops

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/13/renegade-soldier-afghanistan-british-troops?CMP=AFCYAH
    Three British soldiers were killed this morning after being attacked by a renegade Afghan soldier during a joint patrol in Afghanistan.
    The soldiers, who have not yet been named but are believed to belong to the 1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles , were killed in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of southern Helmand province.
    According to reports, the Afghan soldier is believed to have shot one soldier with a gun and killed a further two with a rocket-propelled grenade during the attack at an army base at around 2.45am.
    Four other British soldiers were also reportedly injured, the Afghan defence ministry spokesman said, and the gunman is believed to be on the run.
    According to a Nato source, the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, issued an immediate apology to Nato and the British government over the incident and has launched an investigation into the reports.
    Karzai's spokesman, Waheed Omar, said: "If it is confirmed, it's a very unfortunate attack and the government of Afghanistan will do everything to make sure the proper traitors are brought to justice."
    Nato confirmed three service members had been killed in the region after the attack..
    A Three British soldiers were killed this morning after being attacked by a renegade Afghan soldier during a joint patrol in Afghanistan.
    The soldiers, who have not yet been named but are believed to belong to the 1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles , were killed in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of southern Helmand province.
    According to reports, the Afghan soldier is believed to have shot one soldier with a gun and killed a further two with a rocket-propelled grenade during the attack at an army base at around 2.45am.
    Four other British soldiers were also reportedly injured, the Afghan defence ministry spokesman said, and the gunman is believed to be on the run.
    According to a Nato source, the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, issued an immediate apology to Nato and the British government over the incident and has launched an investigation into the reports.
    Karzai's spokesman, Waheed Omar, said: "If it is confirmed, it's a very unfortunate attack and the government of Afghanistan will do everything to make sure the proper traitors are brought to justice."
    Nato confirmed three service members had been killed in the region after the attack..
    A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said: "An investigation is under way and more details will be released when appropriate."
    The families of the soldiers involved in the incident are being informed, but anyone worried about relatives serving in Afghanistan can call a special helpline on 08457 800 900.
    Downing Street said the prime minister, David Cameron, was being kept informed about the incident.
    British troops have been involved in preparing Afghan troops for combat, and the two forces have been working side by side in Helmand, where 9,000 British troops are based as part of the Nato-led force targeting Taliban insurgents.
    Each fortnight, up to 600 Afghan national army recruits arrive at Camp Bastion after completing basic training at a military training centre in Kabul.
    The incident is a dramatic demonstration of the dangers and risks involved in training Afghan security forces, which is the key to the government's exit strategy.
    Captain Anthony Clark-Jones, part of the operational mentoring and liaison team at Camp Bastion, said Afghan troops were being trained to find potential improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as well as in other skills. "We take them through skill-at-arms and live firing, among many other subjects," he said.
    In November, a rogue Afghan policeman killed five British troops. The incident underlined the difficulty in training Afghan forces to take on more responsibility for their country's security. In December, an Afghan soldier also shot dead one US soldier and wounded two Italian troops at a base in Badghis.
    After today's attack, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said although the incident was a breach of trust it would continue to work in harness with Afghan security forces, a message reiterated by the Nato commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus.
    "This is a combined, joint mission, Afghan and Alliance troopers fighting shoulder-to-shoulder against the Taliban and other extremists," Petraeus said in a statement. "We have sacrificed greatly together, and we must ensure that the trust between our forces remains solid in order to defeat our common enemies."
    The attack brings the death toll of British forces and MoD personnel to 317 since operations began in October 2001 276 of these through hostile action. In total, 1,925 Nato troops have been killed since 2001.
    spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said: "An investigation is under way and more details will be released when appropriate

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    You need to reorganise this a bit mate. Let me help you out.




    Renegade Afghan soldier kills three British troops | World news | guardian.co.uk
    Three British soldiers were killed this morning after being attacked by a renegade Afghan soldier during a joint patrol in Afghanistan.


    The soldiers, who have not yet been named but are believed to belong to the 1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles , were killed in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of southern Helmand province.


    According to reports, the Afghan soldier is believed to have shot one soldier with a gun and killed a further two with a rocket-propelled grenade during the attack at an army base at around 2.45am.

    Four other British soldiers were also reportedly injured, the Afghan defence ministry spokesman said, and the gunman is believed to be on the run.

    According to a Nato source, the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, issued an immediate apology to Nato and the British government over the incident and has launched an investigation into the reports.

    Karzai's spokesman, Waheed Omar, said: "If it is confirmed, it's a very unfortunate attack and the government of Afghanistan will do everything to make sure the proper traitors are brought to justice."

    Nato confirmed three service members had been killed in the region after the attack..

    A Three British soldiers were killed this morning after being attacked by a renegade Afghan soldier during a joint patrol in Afghanistan.

    The soldiers, who have not yet been named but are believed to belong to the 1st Battalion, Royal Gurkha Rifles , were killed in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of southern Helmand province.

    According to reports, the Afghan soldier is believed to have shot one soldier with a gun and killed a further two with a rocket-propelled grenade during the attack at an army base at around 2.45am.

    Four other British soldiers were also reportedly injured, the Afghan defence ministry spokesman said, and the gunman is believed to be on the run.

    According to a Nato source, the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, issued an immediate apology to Nato and the British government over the incident and has launched an investigation into the reports.

    Karzai's spokesman, Waheed Omar, said: "If it is confirmed, it's a very unfortunate attack and the government of Afghanistan will do everything to make sure the proper traitors are brought to justice."

    Nato confirmed three service members had been killed in the region after the attack..

    A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said: "An investigation is under way and more details will be released when appropriate."

    The families of the soldiers involved in the incident are being informed, but anyone worried about relatives serving in Afghanistan can call a special helpline on 08457 800 900.

    Downing Street said the prime minister, David Cameron, was being kept informed about the incident.

    British troops have been involved in preparing Afghan troops for combat, and the two forces have been working side by side in Helmand, where 9,000 British troops are based as part of the Nato-led force targeting Taliban insurgents.

    Each fortnight, up to 600 Afghan national army recruits arrive at Camp Bastion after completing basic training at a military training centre in Kabul.

    The incident is a dramatic demonstration of the dangers and risks involved in training Afghan security forces, which is the key to the government's exit strategy.

    Captain Anthony Clark-Jones, part of the operational mentoring and liaison team at Camp Bastion, said Afghan troops were being trained to find potential improvised explosive devices (IEDs) as well as in other skills.

    "We take them through skill-at-arms and live firing, among many other subjects," he said.

    In November, a rogue Afghan policeman killed five British troops.

    The incident underlined the difficulty in training Afghan forces to take on more responsibility for their country's security.

    In December, an Afghan soldier also shot dead one US soldier and wounded two Italian troops at a base in Badghis.

    After today's attack, the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said although the incident was a breach of trust it would continue to work in harness with Afghan security forces, a message reiterated by the Nato commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus.


    "This is a combined, joint mission, Afghan and Alliance troopers fighting shoulder-to-shoulder against the Taliban and other extremists," Petraeus said in a statement.

    "We have sacrificed greatly together, and we must ensure that the trust between our forces remains solid in order to defeat our common enemies."


    The attack brings the death toll of British forces and MoD personnel to 317 since operations began in October 2001 – 276 of these through hostile action. In total, 1,925 Nato troops have been killed since 2001.


    spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence said: "An investigation is under way and more details will be released when appropriate __________________

    "It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."

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    What can you expect when a Nato helicopter kills 9 Afghan soldiers, in "friendly fire", a few days ago ?

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    You need to reorganise this a bit mate. Let me help you out

    Thanks mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo333
    Thanks mate
    You're welcome.

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    Why are we in Afghanistan?



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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Why are we in Afghanistan?
    Because N Ireland has finished and the only way you can keep your soldiers in tip top shape is to expose them to actual combat. Nothing worse than having a military that hasn't been blooded. It makes them inefficient. A bit like training someone to box but not let him fight.
    Death is natures way of telling you to slow down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    Nothing worse than having a military that hasn't been blooded. It makes them inefficient.
    Right.
    you're speaking from personal experience I assume.

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    Maybe we should invade a smaller country where we might win, how does the Isle of wight sound....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Why are we in Afghanistan?
    Cos the US told us to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Maybe we should invade a smaller country where we might win, how does the Isle of wight sound....
    Isle of Dogs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Right. you're speaking from personal experience I assume.
    Yes. Need to know any more ?

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    Wouldn't it just be easier, cheaper, and safer to not allow any Afghans into the US and UK until they sort out their own problems, obviously a complete embargo on any trade with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Maybe we should invade a smaller country where we might win, how does the Isle of wight sound....
    piss aorff, oive gart ptichfawwwks n' tracteerrrrs that'll av eeee grockle!

    Be oi ampsheeer be oi bugggery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman
    Yes. Need to know any more ?
    Go for your life.

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    S' all right though Jojo.

    Fackin Gurkhas aren't they - that means they're Napalis.

    They get UK passports for their service.

    I.e Darkies polluting your gloriius white muvverland.

    (For those who don't know, white supremacist Jojo is grand wizard of the Teakoor KKK chapter)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog
    (For those who don't know, white supremacist Jojo is grand wizard of the Teakoor KKK chapter)
    Do tell us more............................

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    What can you expect when a Nato helicopter kills 9 Afghan soldiers, in "friendly fire", a few days ago ?
    Since when has a blue on blue been a reason to attck your own allies?
    Far more likely the guy has only ever been waiting for his time to attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Why are we in Afghanistan?
    Because N Ireland has finished and the only way you can keep your soldiers in tip top shape is to expose them to actual combat. Nothing worse than having a military that hasn't been blooded. It makes them inefficient. A bit like training someone to box but not let him fight.
    Wow!! you sound like someone with real military experience, no blooding necessary really , british army has always trained hard and fought easy, but these days it is your so called allies who are secretly turning on you too!

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    summit to do with 9/11. algetya and then the talihoo and then they all fuked back to sunny pakisalunch and somehow after 9 years we're still there.
    maybe there is a bigger picture that we don't know about. Yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    summit to do with 9/11
    ahhh, those saudies that took down the wtc and that, now I see it all, they do realise that saudi nationals come from saudi and not afghanistan?

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    ^

    Remember Saudi Arabia has oil. And it can never be put in the same category as Afghanistan. For obvious reasons,it buys most its military hardware from the USA and is a trusted friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy
    Right. you're speaking from personal experience I assume.
    Yes. Need to know any more ?
    Where you in MI5 or CIA? Where you trained to kill with your bare hands? Are you even allowed to talk about it!!

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    What do you expect of the Afghan forces, when they get fired on more times by, I won't say Amercans, coalision forces than they do by the Taliban. Posters are assuming that the shooter, in this instance, was a rogue. He could have been just a normal person that had reached his limit. As per the US troops that have killed their comrades over the last couple of years, or so. Every one has a breaking point.
    Last edited by superman; 14-07-2010 at 10:52 AM.

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    I am just surprised there are still British troops over there, I though they all left by now

    This is an humiliating defeat for the British, and NATO in particular

    We all know how it's going to end,

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