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Another Afghan 'insider' shooting death reported

August 19, 2012 | 12:49 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan -- There has been another "insider" shooting death in Afghanistan, according to the NATO force, the latest in an intensifying pattern of Afghan police and soldiers turning their guns on Western troops.

The NATO force said a man in an Afghan police uniform fired on Western troops Sunday in the country's south. It did not disclose the nationality of the person killed.

Afghan and Western officials are investigating, the military statement said.

More than 40 NATO troops have been killed by Afghan allies so far this year, exceeding the total for all of last year.

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-- Laura King

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