March 1st, 2012
09:05 PM ET

More Afghans targeting U.S. partners

By CNN's Nick Paton Walsh

A gunman in an Afghan National Army uniform and another man shot dead two NATO soldiers at a combat outpost in southern Afghanistan Thursday, authorities said.

The dead soldiers were Americans, according to Niaz Mohammad Sarhadi, the district chief in Kandahar province, where the shooting happened. The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, however, did not immediately specify the service members' nationalities.

Thursday's shooting was the third at a base or government building since news emerged that U.S. troops mistakenly burned Qurans and other religious materials early last week - an incident that has sparked outrage, protests, and violence across Afghanistan.

All three shootings were carried out by men in official clothing.

Four Americans were killed in the earlier attacks. If the troops killed Thursday are indeed American, that would bring the death toll from the three attacks to six.

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  1. Saagii

    Chris and Matt,Your pictures are esaolutbly gorgeous. They not only depict the beauty of NWR but also the beauty of the love you share for each other and your children.We miss you and the children at the Family Center. Thanks for sharing your time in Goose Bay with us!Take care and maybe someday our paths will cross again!Barb

    April 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
  2. mlr

    We should aggressively kill 100 for every American death – and make it KNOWN that this is what will happen. It would not be hard as they taliban are actively protesting right outside the gates right now. Oh – wait.. obummer and hillary are too busy throwing our military boys under the bus and negotiating with the terrorists to actually un-tie the hands of our troops to go squash these bugs. We have no real generals anymore to stand up like Patton would have to the morons in Washington either... Our boys need to come home, and get out as soon as they can from this military, even their command no longer stands behind them.

    March 7, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
  3. Skorpio

    Islam's MO is using coercion, threats, punishments to the weakest links of the chain, that is the main reason Muslim clerics and leaders have been very successful in exerting absolute power over their people. These guys will always attack the weakest points of any society in order to reach their goals. Essentially it was Mohammed's role model who started these actions.

    March 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  4. Annderson

    I wish we could dump massive amounts of birth control in the water sources there and a couple other places in the world. If they cannot procreate the problem is solved.

    March 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  5. RetiredVet

    I say lets leave the shithole Afganistan, let that POS Karzai get himself overthrown, and if any shit from Afganistan comes to the US we will show no mercy to them and make Afganistan a parking lot. Screw the politics, let the US military do its job there. The Taliban have no RULES OF ENGAGEMENT.

    March 2, 2012 at 10:17 am | Reply
    • Joe McDonald

      And It's One, Two, Three,
      What Are We Fighting For ?
      Don't Ask Me, I Don't Give A Damn.

      March 2, 2012 at 11:07 am | Reply
  6. Norm

    Let's start the American Spring today! We must take back our country from these zionist parasites!

    We real American patriots need to round up every zionists in our city, state and federal governments – give then all a quick trial – and then shoot every one of them – starting with the obama regime, hillary clinton and the fed reserve, supreme court, most of congress, and every zionist CNN, fox news, nbc, cbs, Washington Post, NYTimes executives – ROUND THEM ALL UP AND PUT UP AGAINST A WALL.

    TRAITORS ALL OF THEM!

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

    March 2, 2012 at 9:47 am | Reply
  7. Either Round-Up All The zionsts In U.S. Govt. and Shoot Them or Come On WW3 Baby

    The whole world hates israel – pass it on!

    March 2, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply
  8. Either Round-Up All The zionsts and Shoot Them or Come On WW3 Baby

    NO MORE WARS for the dirty evil zionists. We're in Afghanistan because the dirty evil zionists running our government/foreign policy wants us there dying for no reason other than to have our armed forces in the region so the dirty evil zionists can threaten the middle east – It's like . . . mess with the idf and we'll unleash our american slaves on you. And that is why our men and women are dying in Afghanistan.

    March 2, 2012 at 9:25 am | Reply
  9. Maggie

    My heart is so heavy,what happen to our Soldiers over there.I been to Afghanistan as a medical mission Nurse.The last time I went we were taking and suffer 9 days of our hell.How we survive only God knows.But there let us go.When we got away we swore never to talk about it,all 4 of us suffer injury's.These people are pure evil this country is pure evil.It will never change I seen horrible things and lived them in my own skin.My friend she killed herself,she never could deal what happen to us.We need to pull our Soldier's out.You truly need to be there to see what is going on,This country never ever will change,these people don't know nothing but violence 80% hate freedom no rights for women a dog has for rights.Rapes of women young girls as young as 10 yrs get sold to 40-50 yr old men.Its this what our tax money support,it is so easy when you sit in Washington.This is the things the news don't report.Our Soldiers can't talk about these things but I can.This country is evil and never going to get better,we keep loosing soldiers good people there.I pray for them everyday and I hope there never get capture from these animals it would be better to shoots yourself.And on a note there don;t respect our religion because there took my bible and burned it and destroy my necklace with a cross.And if you go there stay close to US or NATO military never Afghan there never can be trust.Washington you have no Idea what you doing.WAKE UP..LOVE MAGGIE

    March 2, 2012 at 8:07 am | Reply
    • Bangash

      Maggie I am an Afghan. Believe me we were never like what you have pictured us. Three decades back we were the most peaceful and civilized nation as 90% 0f our population had no weapon of any kind while with 10% the major weapon was 303 semi automatic rifle. It was your USA which for own global strategic designs turned into a battleground against USSR. The barbarism you see has been gifted by you the champions of human rights. Today what your are reaping here has been sown by you. You have turned Afghanistan into a living hell therefore enjoy life in hell.

      March 2, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Reply
      • lik

        next time we will let the soviets inhilate you and your peace loving people. unreal. it was the soviets that brought in most of the weapons. those are not m-16's the taliban are firing they r ak-47's..

        March 2, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
      • lik

        a whole people do not become barbarians overnight, they are born that way it is inbred and indoctrined into their systems.. if the koran preaches peace , why is their no piece in muslim countries, why do muslims murder if u burn a book, why do muslims murder when u draw a picture of mohammed, why do muslims murder if u say anthing toward their religion.. it is ok when they are killing christians in africa, in iran, in lebanon, where are the headlines then.. until a muslim shows me some civility, i say the whole lot of u are bad..

        March 2, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
      • lik

        afghans are a civil peace loving people, . that give women no rights at all, rape and marry 10 year old girls,disfigure beat or kill them if they do not obey. ex: afghan in canada kills his daughters for acting out. yeah this is a peaceful people. we should leav and let u all rot in your own sewer of a country , and if one attack developes from afghanistan , we level the whole country. if u r an afghan, why dont u live in this great country u describe.. im done. u people make me sick

        March 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
      • RetiredVet

        Well put lik, these "peace loving people" are nothing more than poppy growing savages, yes Bangash it was the US that came to help your worthless ass during the 1980's. LOOK UP THE BOOK OR MOVIE CHARLIE WILSONS WAR if you can read or have a dvd player in your cave.

        March 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
      • Bangash

        Lik and retiredvet you both have no eyes and mind at all by beating the old drums. Have you seen American public opinion poll wherein 70% Americans have condemned your warmongers in Afghanistan. You both probably belong to this warmonger community and stakeholders in US killing all over the world. You are right in saying about lack of peace in Muslim countries but you were blind to see US background role behind all wars in Muslim world. Even you are blind to see USA behind all wars, deaths and destruction all over the world. No doubt wars all over the world are your business and main source of your livelihood as 60% of your annual budget consist of income from MIC which only Generals in Pentagon understand how they are sucking the blood of poor nations in the world by deceiving the American nation in the name of human rights. Now in Afghanistan this barbaric face has been exposed and now whole world and 70% of Americans have seen your ugly faces and soon civilized world will stand against this barbarism in world politics.

        April 8, 2012 at 4:07 am |
  10. Kebos

    Why isn't this front page? If you lost family or friends in the battles of Iraq or Afghanistan, it was in vain.

    March 2, 2012 at 6:50 am | Reply
    • RetiredVet

      Because CNN doesn't have the balls to make it front page news. However, if Whitney Houston was there, it would then be front page newsworthy for them.

      March 2, 2012 at 10:21 am | Reply
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    why will alfg be killing u.s troops, after u.s hav issued an apology to them.

    March 2, 2012 at 2:46 am | Reply
  12. Ana

    This is driving me crazy already!!! Obama can apologize over "accidental" Quaran burnings, but where is the apology for our dead soldiers from Karzai? And oh how are they going to get mad when their own people violated their "holy" book by using it to write communication notes to eachother. They defiled their own book and made it into contraband. At that point we are no longer obligated to treat it respectfully. And it's ridiculous anyway how well they get when they are captured by U.S. forces. If they captured our people they'd chop their heads off. When they get captured they get pampered. What is that!!!?? Obama stop being a sissy and grow a set. Don't apologize to them.

    March 2, 2012 at 1:49 am | Reply
    • Redshadow

      I agree, Ana, 100 percent. The 'brainwashed simpletons of Afghanistan" need to grow up. They need to shut up already. And, America needs to wake up.

      March 2, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
  13. Joe Monte

    What will it take for the United States to get the message-The Afghanis don't want us there. There is no end game. If we leave tomorrow, the Taliban will take over the next day. If we leave five years from now, the Taliban will take over the next day.

    The only successful occupiers of Afghanistan were Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. Both men killed all opposition. If we want to stay in Afghanistan we have to be willing to kill all the Afghanis. What's the point?

    Once we killed Osama Bin Laden, we should have packed up and left. If the Taliban try to train our enemies in the future, we can bomb everything they hold dearly-Mosques, bridges, hospitals, schools, roads, etc.

    March 2, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply
    • ep tor

      Mosques, hospitals, schools and known civilian homes should NEVER be targeted. Wars can only be won if the enemey is pounded into submission. In other words, you continue until the other side sues for peace. That's how all successful wars were waged in the past and all successful wars in the future will be won. That is why Assad is well on the way to victory – by applying overwhelming fire power on a weaker enemy. In future both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts will become classroom examples at military colledges around the world of how to lose both the war and the ensuing peace.

      March 2, 2012 at 2:16 am | Reply
      • Joe Monte

        When we attacked Iraq in search for weapons of mass destruction, we found that the mosques, schools, hospitals, and private homes were storehouses for weapons. The Iraqis rightly assumed we would not attack these positions. The Iraqis used private homes as observation posts when setting off bombs under our Humvees.

        Do you think that Genghis Khan would have tolerated this nonsense? Oh, but we're better than Khan, right?

        March 2, 2012 at 8:58 am |
      • Maggie

        Sir if you a soldier read my comment I know exactly what you mean,I am total agree.All people lived it can understand what is going on there.My respect to you

        March 2, 2012 at 9:01 am |
      • Either Round-Up All The zionsts In U.S. Govt. and Shoot Them or Come On WW3 Baby

        ep tor is a zionist propagandist – all zionists want to do is excite hate and fear into the minds and hearts of dumb Americans.

        I'm hoping Iran quits being a peaceful country and strikes israel first. Then isreal will get an ass-whooping, forcing the lunatics running the evil racist regime to nuke Iran. Then I can rest assure that Russia will nuke the dirty zionists off the planet. And any surviving zionists will be hunted down and given what they most assuredly deserve.

        March 2, 2012 at 9:29 am |

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