The Afghan policeman who killed six American troops had been on the force for three years and had no criminal background, Afghanistan’s interior ministry has said.
The gunman, who also died in the shooting on Monday, opened fire as the group was on its way to a weapons range in Nangarhar province near the Pakistan border.
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the officer had enlisted as a sleeper agent in order to have an opportunity to kill foreigners.
The bloodshed – which appeared to be the deadliest attack of its kind in at least two years – underscored one of the risks in the programme to train enough recruits to turn over the lead for security to Afghan forces by 2014.
Having so much anxiety to leave is not good. The danger of course, is to do everything wrong and, although some things have already being done in a very wrong way (Sharia Law being a source of law according to the Constitution), things can even get worse…