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    Two British servicemen have been shot dead by members of the Afghan Police Force, the Ministry of Defence has said.
    A soldier from 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and an airman from the Royal Air Force were killed yesterday in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province, Afghanistan.
    Serving as part of part of an advisory team, the two troops were providing security for a meeting with local officials at a patrol base, the MoD said.
    Their families have been informed.
    The attack was carried out by two people wearing Afghan Police uniforms, an International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) spokesman said.
    One is on the run and the other was killed when forces returned fire, the spokesman added.
    Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy MP told Sky News' Murnaghan programme: "There's been a real emergence of these kind of attacks by people in what appear to be allied uniforms."
    Major Ian Lawrence, spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said: "Sadly, it is my duty to confirm that a soldier serving with 1st Battalion Welsh Guards and an airman from The Royal Air Force have been shot and killed in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province.
    "The thoughts and condolences of everyone serving in the Task Force are with their families and friends."
    Since operations in Afghanistan began in October 2001, 374 members of UK forces have been killed in action in Afghanistan - bringing the total to 414 including accidents and illness.
    The attack is the 16th incident this year in which Afghan soldiers or insurgents disguised in military uniforms have turned their weapons on foreign troops, according to Nato.
    On Friday, a man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot dead a US soldier in eastern Afghanistan.
    In March, Sergeant Luke Taylor, of the Royal Marines, and Lance Corporal Michael Foley, of the Adjutant General's Corps were shot dead by an Afghan soldier at the entrance to the UK headquarters in Helmand.
    Five British soldiers were killed by a rogue Afghan policeman in November 2009. The gunman opened fire on the men in a military compound in Nad e Ali before fleeing. The Taliban later claimed responsibility.
    Isaf has taken several security measures in response to the shootings, including assigning "guardian angels" - soldiers who watch over their comrades as they sleep.
    Around 130,000 Coalition troops are fighting alongside some 350,000 Afghan security personnel against the Taliban-led insurgency but they are due to pull out of the country in 2014.
    Mr Murphy added that there is "no realistic outlook for delaying the withdrawal".
    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/two-uk-sold...080202789.html
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    DPRKFC
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    OP posted:
    The attack was carried out by two people wearing Afghan Police uniforms, an International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) spokesman said.
    ISAF?

    ?

    (Looks like I have to explain this based on all of the dumbs:
    ISAF is the agency/organization you play for in the game, when I saw ISAF in there, the first thing I thought of was AC:04).
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    Zambies!'s Avatar
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    This shit just keeps happening.
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    Fucking pussy assed sand cunts. If they actually fought like real men they would be fucked.

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    The article says "men wearing police uniforms," so I'm inclined to believe the real police aren't to blame for this.
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    DPRKFC
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    The article says "men wearing police uniforms," so I'm inclined to believe the real police aren't to blame for this.
    So... either they killed two more people to get those uniforms or broke into where ever they're stored.
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    The ANP are known for corruption here and there. Their army on the other hand is pretty helpful out there.
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    (Looks like I have to explain this based on all of the dumbs:
    ISAF is the agency/organization you play for in the game, when I saw ISAF in there, the first thing I thought of was AC:04).
    That makes it even more dumb you know..
    You are being rated dumb because you are basically making a video game joke in a thread of two people having been killed

    Great moment for jokes eh? No.
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    From what I heard via, I think, the BBC, it seems they were actual members of the police force.
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    Fucking pussy assed sand cunts. If they actually fought like real men they would be fucked.
    I bet those "assed sand cunts" are saying the same thing about the British Servicemen and women.
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    SJW 4 lyfe
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    December 2009
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    Fucking pussy assed sand cunts. If they actually fought like real men they would be fucked.
    I'm shocked there are people stupid enough to agree with this guy on Facepunch. I thought we had standards.
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    The article says "men wearing police uniforms," so I'm inclined to believe the real police aren't to blame for this.
    Which could also be a nice way of not directly blaming them.

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    dunkace's Avatar
    May 2012
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    its annoying we are still helping these people. however apparently they were men dressed as police and after their attack one was shot by the actual police but one got away.
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    Dennab
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    Fucking pussy assed sand cunts. If they actually fought like real men they would be fucked.

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    You mean a fair fight? So basically, Melee?

    They'd loose that too.

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    December 2007
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    I think every traitor act from afghan forces has been from the police or trainees

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    I'm shocked there are people stupid enough to agree with this guy on Facepunch. I thought we had standards.
    You're on a forum that finds a thread about a plane crash and immediately turns it into a combo of a religious debate and dumb jokes.
    You might wanna rethink that statement.
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    I think every traitor act from afghan forces has been from the police or trainees
    I assume people with authority are allowed to come close with weapons. A civilian with a gun will get shot fucking fast.

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    ISAF?
    (Looks like I have to explain this based on all of the dumbs:
    ISAF is the agency/organization you play for in the game, when I saw ISAF in there, the first thing I thought of was AC:04).
    the acronyms don't even mean the same thing why would you try to dig yourself into a deeper hole?
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    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
    September 2008
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    That makes it even more dumb you know..
    You are being rated dumb because you are basically making a video game joke in a thread of two people having been killed

    Great moment for jokes eh? No.

    Oh please, Facepunch is always making jokes in threads about dead people.
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    Not that bad of a seed
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    The article says "men wearing police uniforms," so I'm inclined to believe the real police aren't to blame for this.
    Figures, the one time all that paranoid hate of the police is justified.
    Either way: Afghan police are pretty corrupt/infiltrated so they very well could've been real police officers.

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    DaMastez's Avatar
    October 2008
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    I really wish everyone would just pull out of there; they clearly don't want outsiders there, if that means the place goes to shit then so be it.
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    Ah yes "opinions"
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    October 2005
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    ISAF?

    ?

    (Looks like I have to explain this based on all of the dumbs:
    ISAF is the agency/organization you play for in the game, when I saw ISAF in there, the first thing I thought of was AC:04).
    We know why you said it, it's the fact that you said it all that we're rating you dumb for.
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    I hate people who pretend the ISAF in Ace Combat is the ISAF IRL

    just sayin.

    I got in a huge argument like 2 years ago about it when someone named his clan ISAF and I was said "do you really mean to name your clan after an organization that has been nicknamed 'I Suck At Fighting' "

    he got pissed after that.

    but yeah, this is a shame. Seems pretty much inevitable though since the troops have to try to train a certain quota of ANA and Police to try to reach deadlines, and they often have to deal with a lot of sub-par recruits when doing that. Politicians screwing over soldiers as usual.

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    October 2007
    15,264 Posts
    ISAF?

    ?

    (Looks like I have to explain this based on all of the dumbs:
    ISAF is the agency/organization you play for in the game, when I saw ISAF in there, the first thing I thought of was AC:04).
    We're rating you dumb because it was a completely arbitrary reference. It's like me posting a picture of cod in a thread about to USMC personnel being killed, no body cares.
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    Jherkin Gherkin
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    October 2010
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    too much fragging of our guys going down there. politicians can etadik.
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    From what I heard via, I think, the BBC, it seems they were actual members of the police force.
    They probably joined the ANP with the intention of doing something like this

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    October 2007
    15,264 Posts
    too much fragging of our guys going down there. politicians can etadik.
    Would you rather hundreds of afghan civilians got raped and pillaged when the Taliban started retaking the country?
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    Jherkin Gherkin
    Dennab
    October 2010
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    nope, i'd rather politicians get their asses out of their heads and let our guys fight the fucking war without their bureaucracy getting them killed
    see:http://www.michaelyon-online.com/red...ac-failure.htm
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    Dennab
    November 2006
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    Would you rather hundreds of afghan civilians got raped and pillaged when the Taliban started retaking the country?
    That shit is happening irregardless if they're taliban or not.

    Seriously, look at any other mostly muslim populated country, they're all killing each other anyway.

    Honestly start looking after your own countries problems rather than trying to fix a broken society that doesn't want to change itself for the better.
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    Jherkin Gherkin
    Dennab
    October 2010
    12,198 Posts
    That shit is happening irregardless if they're taliban or not.

    Seriously, look at any other mostly muslim populated country, they're all killing each other anyway.

    Honestly start looking after your own countries problems rather than trying to fix a broken society that doesn't want to change itself for the better.
    this too
    why iraq and afghanistan but not our own fucking border

  31. Post #31
    DANCE YOU FOOLS
    LiquidNazgul's Avatar
    November 2007
    1,773 Posts
    Seriously, look at any other mostly muslim populated country, they're all killing each other anyway.
    Wrong. I certainly don't see them "killing each other" in Jordan, Lebanon (especially Lebanon), Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia. I could go on. Honestly that was a shameful oversimplification of Muslim-majority countries.

    Honestly start looking after your own countries problems rather than trying to fix a broken society that doesn't want to change itself for the better.
    The Afghan people doesn't not want to change themselves for the better. Just because we have incidents like this does not represent the majority opinion of the Afghan people.

  32. Post #32
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    February 2010
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    You mean a fair fight? So basically, Melee?

    They'd loose that too.
    I dunno, the British don't exactly have a good track record when it comes to fighting the middle east in melee battles.

  33. Post #33
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    Dennab
    November 2006
    6,827 Posts
    Wrong. I certainly don't see them "killing each other" in Jordan, Lebanon (especially Lebanon), Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Indonesia. I could go on. Honestly that was a shameful oversimplification of Muslim-majority countries.
    True, there are peaceful countries that aren't suicide bombing themselves, VBIEDing themselves, creating mass graves, stoning each other, denying rights to others, etc etc.

    Too bad it's not very many.

    The Afghan people doesn't not want to change themselves for the better. Just because we have incidents like this does not represent the majority opinion of the Afghan people.
    Well of course I know it's not generally all of Afghan that has tossed it's own coin, it's a very large percentage, thus why there is still insurgency and Taliban conversions.

  34. Post #34
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    Dennab
    June 2009
    6,496 Posts
    The article says "men wearing police uniforms," so I'm inclined to believe the real police aren't to blame for this.
    I wouldn't be surprised at all if it were the police, they keep pulling this shit over and over again.