A mass attack by our "partners" in the Afghan army. We trained them, armed them, funded them. This is the reality behind Obama's fantasist strategy.
A cache of suicide vests were found in Afghan defense ministry (which we fund.)
And a number of Afghan national army soldiers have been arrested inside the country’s defense ministry over a foiled suicide bomb plot, officials told NBC News.
The soldiers were held on Monday afternoon along with 11 suicide bomb vests in a guard box in the building in the capital, Kabul, army officials said on Tuesday.
Mass suicide attack foiled on same day as two British soldiers were shot dead by Afghan army officer at compound gates Daily Mail
- Planned attack targeting buses in capital of Kabul
- 11 suicide jackets seized from ministry of defence
- Army officer told sentries he was government security
- Soldiers shot dead attacker in gunfight
A mass suicide attack which was to target buses in the Afghan capital of Kabul has been foiled. Intelligence officials seized 11 custom made 'suicide jackets' in the country's ministry of defence, less than a mile from the presidential palace.
Several Afghans, some reportedly soldiers in the Afghan National Army, were arrested and are now being questioned.
The discovery came on the same day two British servicemen were murdered by a renegade Afghan soldier who tried to trick his way into their fortified base.
He wasn't renegade. He was devout.
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As the Royal Military Police began investigating yesterday’s tragedy, it emerged that the gunman went berserk after a row broke out at the entrance to the British military compound in Lashkar Gah, Helmand.
Lieutenant Gul Nazir is said to have arrived in an army vehicle with several men pretending to be assigned to guard a delegation of VIPs visiting the base.
But when he was challenged by guards and told to wait outside, he opened fire with an M16 semi-automatic rifle, killing the two men and wounding a third.
Ghulam Farooq Parwani, deputy commander of the Afghan National Army (ANA) in Helmand, said the gunman had told sentries he was providing security for government ministers from Kabul.
Tragic: The shooting took place at the British HQ in Lashkar Gar in Helmand province
But there was a ‘verbal clash’ and Nazir started shooting. Mr Parwani said: ‘He got close to the troops – three or four metres – and he opened fire.’
British forces shot him dead after he killed a Royal Marine and a soldier from the staff and personnel support department of the Adjutant General’s Corps.
A total of 407 British troops have now been killed since the war began in 2001.
Fifteen Nato troops have been killed by their Afghan allies in the first three months of 2012 – one in six of all coalition dead.
The attack comes three weeks after the deadliest attack on UK troops during the conflict. Six soldiers died when their Warrior vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
The joint British-Afghan investigation announced yesterday will try to discover whether Nazir was working for the Taliban.