WASHINGTON – The military is under-reporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops.
The U.S.-led coalition routinely reports each time an American or
foreign solider is killed by an Afghan in uniform. But The Associated
Press has learned it does not report insider attacks in which the Afghan
wounds -- or misses -- his U.S. or allied target. It also does not
report the wounding of troops who were attacked alongside those who were
Such attacks reveal a level of mistrust and ill will between the
U.S.-led coalition and its Afghan counterparts in an increasingly
unpopular war. The U.S. and its military partners are working more
closely with Afghan troops in preparation for handing off security
responsibility to them by the end of 2014.