Afghan insurgents strike U.S. outpost
Afghan police near joint Afghan/NATO base in Kandahar that was scene of an insurgent attack
June 19th, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Afghan insurgents strike U.S. outpost

By Barbara Starr

A band of Afghan insurgents breached a small U.S. outpost in southern Afghanistan early Tuesday, wounding nine coalition troops before all but one of the attackers were killed, two U.S. officials said.

The U.S. officials said at least eight insurgents somehow made their way into the security perimeter at Forward Operating Base Frontenac, in the Arghandab River valley. The area has been the scene of extensive insurgent activity in recent years.

Seven of the attackers were killed and the lone survivor was wounded, the officials said. Neither official could explain how the breach occurred, but initial reports indicate officials believe the insurgents might have had help from Afghan security personnel.

Tuesday's attack follows an incident Monday in which three gunmen in Afghan police uniforms fired on American troops in another location in southern Afghanistan, killing one and wounding several others.

Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby said the past couple of days have been tough, but attacks tend to escalate at this time of year.  "It's not uncommon that in the warm months of the year, violence will increase there in Afghanistan," Kirby said. "Part of that is because of the weather. Part of it is because ISAF and coalition forces are being more aggressive. They're out and about much more, particularly in the south, so there - they have occasion to be in more contact with or more of a problem for the enemy and, therefore, eliciting some of these attacks."

Uniformed Afghans - either insurgents in disguise or members of the country's police or military - have been behind numerous killings of U.S. and NATO troops this year. The incidents have fueled mutual distrust between Afghan and allied forces in the now-decade-old conflict.

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