Friday, January 30, 2015

Taliban Shoots 3 American Contractors in Kabul; Killed by an Afghan Radical Who Infiltrated Mil.

The Taliban claimed responsibility today (January 30, 2015) for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabul's international airport yesterday that killed three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national, saying the attacker had infiltrated the ranks of the security forces, according to the Washington Post website.

On Twitter, the military group's spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, tweeted that the shooter's name was Ihsanullah, from Laghman province in eastern Afghanistan. He said the man had infiltrated the ranks of the Afghan security forces and was working at Kabul's airport.

The attacker "opened fire on invaders" before he was "martyred by return fire," Mujahid tweeted.

An unidentified Afghan air force official told the Reuters news agency that the shooter was an Afghan soldier.

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