Carnage Unabated on Muslim Holiday

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - A major Muslim holiday hasn't stopped the carnage in Afghanistan.

NATO says a man in an Afghan police uniform shot and killed an international service member in southern Afghanistan on Sunday. It's the latest attack by apparent Afghan forces against their coalition allies.

On Saturday Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called Afghan President Hamid Karzai to encourage him to work with U.S. commanders to ensure more rigorous vetting of Afghan recruits.

On Friday it was disclosed that U.S. troops have been ordered to carry loaded weapons at all times in Afghanistan, even when they are on their bases. The order was a precaution against such insider attacks.

NATO also says three service members were killed Sunday by a roadside bomb in central Afghanistan.

Attacks also continued Sunday on Afghans associated with the government.

On the other side, officials say a coalition air strike has killed dozens of Taliban militants, including one of their leaders.


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