April 27, 2011

Afghan pilot kills 8 ISAF troops, contractor in Kabul attack

From The Long War Journal by Bill Roggio -
An Afghan pilot opened fire on NATO soldiers at an airbase in Kabul, killing eight foreign troops and a contractor. The attack is the latest setback for Afghan security forces.

The International Security Assistance Force confirmed the attack, but did not release the names or nationalities of those killed.

"At 10:25 a.m. local Kabul time this morning authorities received notification of small arms fire at North Kabul International Airport," ISAF stated in a press release. "A quick reaction force responded to the incident. Eight International Security Assistance Force troops and a contractor were killed in the incident." Pajhwok Afghan News claimed the attack took place during a meeting at a "command centre."

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