Six Nato troops in Afghanistan were shot dead during a training work out today by a man wearing a border police uniform, the alliance said.
The happening took place in eastern Afghanistan where the majority of distant forces are from the US. There are no British troops in the region. It is the worst happening involving foreign troops in more than a month.
"An individual in an Afghan edge police uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Forces throughout a training mission today, killing six service members in eastern Afghanistan," the Nato-led force said in a declaration. It said the gunman was then killed in an exchange of shots with other troops.
The gunfire occurred in Pachir Wagam district of eastern Nangarhar province, an Afghan administrator told the linked Press.