Afghan military member kills five colleagues

1:30 AM, Mar 22, 2013   |    comments
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - An Afghan official says a member of the country's government-backed militia has shot and killed five of his colleagues.

Badhis provincial government spokesman Mirwais Mirzakwal told The Associated Press on Friday that the shooting happened Thursday morning in a remote part of Qadis district.

The spokesman says investigators have been sent to the area where the shooting occurred but that he has limited information because the region is difficult to call over the telephone.

The attacker was a member of the Afghan Local Police, a program in which the government in Kabul and international allies train and fund villagers to mount defense forces against insurgents.

It was the latest in a string of insider attacks by members of the Afghan security forces against colleagues or international advisers.

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