Timeline: Recent attacks by Afghans wearing police or army uniforms


DATE

INCIDENT

April 27, 2011

An Afghan air force pilot opens fire inside a NATO military base, killing eight troops and a contractor, NATO officials say. The shooting takes place inside the North Kabul International Airport, the military compound that houses the NATO coalition's joint command and is adjacent to the city's civilian airport.

April 16, 2011

A newly recruited Afghan soldier blew himself up at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, the headquarters of the Afghan Army 201st Corps, in Laghman Province. He killed 5 NATO troops and 4 Afghan soldiers.

April 15, 2011

A man in an Afghan police uniform blew himself up in the courtyard of the Kandahar provincial police headquarters, killing the police chief, Mohammad Mojayed, and two other policemen.

February 18, 2011

A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform opened fire on German soldiers in Baghlan Province. He killed two solidiers and wounded 8 others.

January 22, 2011

The Taliban claimed that an Afghan soldier fired on French troops in Kabul Province. He killed three French soldiers. Afghan officials disputed this claim.

November 29, 2010

An Afghan border police trainee opened fire on his trainers at a base in Nangarhar province, killing six American soldiers.

November 6, 2010

An Afghan soldier killed two American soldiers on a military base in Helmand province and fled.

August 25, 2010

An Afghan policeman killed two Spanish soldiers who were training the police, and an interpreter in Badghis province.

July 20, 2010

Afghan army sergeant killed two American civilian trainers at a shooting range in Balkh province.

July 13, 2010

Afghan soldier killed three British soldiers using rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons in Helmand province.

November 2, 2009

Afghan policeman killed five British soldiers as they were on a roof of a British-Afghan checkpoint in Helmand province.


Sources: Josh Partlow and Julie Tate/ The Washington Post