Judul Berita: Man opens fire on Americans in Kabul; 9 dead
U.S. service members and an American civilian contractor were killed
Wednesday in a shooting at an Afghan air force compound in Kabul,
NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said an
Afghan military pilot opened fire on international troops, sparking a
"gunfight." The Taliban, however, claimed responsibility for the attack
and said it had been working with the shooter for some time -- an
assertion that NATO denied.
shooting started at the Afghan national air force compound at North
Kabul International Airport after an argument between an Afghan pilot
and an international colleague, officials said. The NATO-led force said
an Afghan military pilot opened fire on international trainers and a
50-year-old man opened fire at armed U.S. military soldiers inside the
airport after an argument between them turned serious," said Col. Baha
Dur, chief of public relations for the Afghan National Army at Kabul
said the confrontation took place at 10:25 a.m. at the airport, where a
quick reaction force responded to a "small arms fire incident." The
airport is home to NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the killings "by an Afghan military pilot."
Azimi, a spokesman for the Afghan Defense Ministry, said the killings
upset Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak and that "he shares the pain
with the families of the victims."
Despite the account by international troops, a Taliban spokesman said a man named Azizullah was responsible.
suicide attacker ... managed to attack an Afghan military unit and has
managed to kill many Afghan and international soldiers," Taliban
spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said.
The Taliban said the man killed nine foreigners and five Afghans before being killed by the Afghan army.
had worked hard on this plan for a long time," Mujahid told CNN. "He
was cooperating with us since long time and he was providing us
information about military air operations for a long time."
NATO disputed the Taliban claim.
do not know why it started but there is no indication that a suicide
bomber was involved and there are no reports that someone managed to
get into the base to do this," the NATO-led force said in a statement.
Taliban has claimed responsibility for previous conflicts between NATO
service members and members of the Afghan military. CNN could not
independently verify the group's claims.
The Taliban said the man was once a pilot in an Afghan regime in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
the current Afghan air forces have no planes so, he was just going to
Kabul airport to show up and earn his salary for a long time," Mujahid
The man "was
holding the rank of colonel at the time and he had an AK-47 with him.
After his bullets were finished, then he was shot to death by armed
forces," Mujahid told CNN.
was confusion about the death toll. The NATO-led force initially said
six service members were killed. It raised that toll to nine but backed
away temporarily before saying again that the shooting killed nine
people -- eight international service members and a civilian
contractor. The Pentagon confirmed that all were Americans.
between Afghan forces and NATO troops is a matter of extreme concern
for NATO officials, and it is growing in frequency.
have been 36 NATO deaths in the past two years attributed to attacks by
people perceived to be Afghan soldiers or police. Officials fear that
the increasing frequency of the attacks could undermine trust between
NATO troops and the Afghans they are working hard to prepare so they
can eventually take over security in the country.
Taliban's claim that the Afghan gunman was their recruit follows a now
familiar pattern of the insurgency stating that attacks are theirs,
even though NATO later suggests the gunman was acting out of personal
Out of 16
incidents of Afghan forces shooting NATO personnel that NATO has
investigated, eight have been determined to be motivated by combat
stress on the part of the Afghan attacker. The other eight
investigations are undetermined.
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