It's happened since as well, though I'm not sure how much of it is in the public domain.
Generally the ANP were trusted about as far as you could through the pickup trucks they travelled in. However, they are recruited from the same villages that also provide Taliban fighters, so have close family and tribal associations (and it isn't definite this was Taliban inspired, though you can bet that's where he's run off to) so maybe we expecting too much of them?
My condolences to family, friends and colleagues of the fallen.
This is appalling news but sadly it does not come as a surprise. At this stage without knowing the allegiances of the murderer all I can say is that the Afghan police force is corrupt to the core and awash with drug taking.
Just heard on the news that Broon says the Taliban have claimed responsibility, well of course they would be it true or not, as it will serve to undermine whatever degree of trust exists between our forces and the ANP. Now all our lads when in close proximity to any ANP will have their finger on the trigger.
My sincere condolences to the families of these 5 brave lads, words alone cannot ease their sorrow.
Why are the spineless politicians and their lackeys in the press refusing to call these deaths MURDER. That is what the name of this slaying is, the way Brown etc are behaving they will probably end up calling it a "friendly fire" incident
Broon's latest is that he is going to increase security, now how the feck does he plan to do that, disarm the ANP. :evil:
I am often reduced to tears when I hear that our Armed Forces have sustained yet more fatalities. Afghanistan is and always has been a lawless tribal country and our presence there will change nothing.