NATO: Afghan policeman kills 2 service members

May 13, 2011 - 9:43 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says two of its service members have been killed in southwestern Helmand province by an Afghan policeman while eating lunch.

NATO said on Friday that the two were mentoring an Afghan National Civil Order brigade and were shot and killed inside the police compound on Thursday. The policeman was wounded and is now in a hospital. The names, nationalities and other details about those killed were not released.

It is the latest incident in which a member of the Afghan security services has killed members of the coalition.

On April 27, a veteran Afghan military pilot said to be distressed over his personal finances opened fire at Kabul airport after an argument Wednesday, killing eight U.S. troops and an American civilian contractor.