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Foreign soldiers killed in Kabul airport shooting


Six foreign troops are said to have been killed in a shooting involving an Afghan Air Force pilot at an airport in Kabul.
It is the latest in a series of attacks by Afghan security forces against the foreign soldiers who are training them.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force confirmed the six deaths in its ranks without giving details of the soldiers’ nationalities. The Afghan Defence Ministry said the shooting came after a dispute between the pilot and foreign troops.
A recruitment drive for the Afghan national security forces has led to fears that Taliban insurgents have infiltrated their ranks.
The vetting process was tightened after a renegade Afghan soldier killed five British troops in 2009, but at least 20 foreign troops have died in such attacks. 

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