As NATO continues to insist that its relationship with Afghan forces is tense but “manageable,” clashes erupted between the Afghan public order policemen and NATO soldiers and a member of the Afghan National Police has succeeded to kill three soldiers of the occupation forces..
Details of this evening’s shooting are light so far, with NATO spokesmen saying only that it happened in “southern Afghanistan” at some time after 5:00 pm. The attacker, a member of the riot control group the Afghan Civil Order Police, was captured after the shooting.
NATO officials say that the details of the shooting are still under investigation, and they also have declined so far to release the nationalities of the death soldiers. Though some past shootings have been by Taliban “infiltrators” into the police, the majority have been the result of arguments between the Afghans and the occupation forces.
A police officer, who wanted to be unnamed, said the incident took place when a public order policeman opened fire on ISAF soldiers in Grishk district of the province.
The clash erupted between the public order policemen and ISAF soldiers in the Kamparak Manda area between Grishk and Sangin districts, the governor’s spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, said.
Both sides suffered casualties in the clash, he said without mentioning the exact number of casualties.