Four held over killing of Spaniards in Afghanistan: Zapatero

Four people have been arrested in Afghanistan over the killing of two Spanish policemen and an interpreter last month, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Wednesday.

Updated: Sep 15, 2010, 20:11 PM IST

Madrid: Four people have been arrested in
Afghanistan over the killing of two Spanish policemen and an
interpreter last month, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis
Rodriguez Zapatero said on Wednesday.

An Afghan working as their driver killed the two officers
of Spain`s Civil Guard police force and their Iranian-born
Spanish interpreter during a training session at the Spanish
camp in Badghis, northwestern Afghanistan, on August 25.

Spanish troops then shot dead the assailant following the
attack, which was claimed by Taliban insurgents.

Zapatero told parliament that four people had been
arrested in connection with the shooting, but gave no further
details.

"We will not stop until all those responsible are under
arrest," he said.

Spain has 1,555 troops serving in NATO-led International
Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, according to the
ISAF website, part of a 141,000-strong force deployed in
Afghanistan to battle a Taliban-led insurgency nearing the end
of its ninth year.

The Spanish contingent runs a US-led civil-military
operation known as a Provincial Reconstruction Team.

PTI