KANDAHAR - Three American special forces soldiers were killed Friday by an Afghan police officer who had invited them for a meal, Afghan officials said. The US military in Afghanistan confirmed that three US soldiers had been killed by “an individual in an Afghan uniform” in Sangin district of southern Helmand province, but gave no further details. Two Afghan officials told AFP the soldiers were shot dead by an Afghan police officer who had invited them for a meal at his checkpost in the restive southern province.
“Asadullah, the police checkpost commander, invited four foreign special forces soldiers to a (Ramadan) breakfast at 2:30 am in Sangin district,” a senior security officer in the province said, requesting anonymity. “He later opened fire on the special forces soldiers, killing three and wounding another, and he managed to run away.”