Afghan soldier who shot mentor killed: NATO

Last Updated: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 14:52

Kabul: NATO says that an Afghan and international force has found and killed the Afghan soldier who shot dead his Australian mentor last month.

The statement by NATO forces says that the shooter was killed Sunday when he tried to pull his pistol on troops attempting to capture him in Khost province.

NATO says the man, Shafiullah, had no affiliation with any insurgent groups. Afghan army officials have said previously that the shooter was likely an insurgent who had infiltrated the army.

Separately, NATO says an international service member was killed in a bomb attack Monday in southern Afghanistan.

Bureau Report




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