Three Spaniards killed in Afghan shooting: Government

An Afghan trainee policeman shot dead two Spanish paramilitary police and a Spanish interpreter in Afghanistan, Spain`s interior minister said on Wednesday.

Madrid: An Afghan trainee policeman shot
dead two Spanish paramilitary police and a Spanish interpreter
in Afghanistan, Spain`s interior minister said on Wednesday.

The two police officers were training Afghan police in
the north-western province of Badghis when they come under
fire, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba told the Cadena Ser radio
station.
"In a class, one of the students apparently opened
fire on the two Civil Guard policemen and the interpreter, who
was also Spanish, and killed all three," he said.

"The security forces in turn repulsed the attack,
fired on the assailant and killed him."

The minister did not identify the three but said the
two policemen were a captain and a second lieutenant.
The incident took place in the Spanish base of
Qalaw-i-Naw. Spain currently has 1,555 troops serving in
NATO`s International Security Assistance Force, according to
the ISAF website. Most are based in the Regional Command West
in Qal-i-Naw.

PTI

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