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Three Civilian Contractors, Police Trainers, killed, unknown number wounded, in Green on Blue Shooting Herat Afghanistan

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on July 22, 2012

US identifies contractors killed in Afghanistan

The victims were Benjamin Monsivais, a former US Border Patrol and retired Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent; Joseph Perez, a retired US Customs and Border Protection port director; and retired British customs officer David Chamberlain, DHS said in a statement.

Dave Chamberlain was killed in western Afghanistan alongside two American colleagues by a gunman who turned his weapon against the US military coalition, sources have said.

Mr Chamberlain, who was in his 40s and from Westgate-on-Sea, was working for the Border Management Task Force, which trains and mentors former Afghan customs officers and border policemen, when he and his colleagues were killed on Sunday, a source said.

He said another American national had been taken to hospital with severe injuries and that an Afghan interpreter had also been injured during the shooting

A British civilian contractor was one of three people shot dead on Sunday by a person wearing an Afghan national security force uniform.
An Afghan police officer shot and killed three American civilians on Sunday at the West Zone Police Training Center in Herat province, CNN reports.  Huff Post
Afghan in uniform kills three NATO contractors

(AFP)–1 hour ago

KABUL — Three foreign civilian contractors working for NATO as trainers were killed Sunday when a man in an Afghan security force uniform turned his weapon against them, NATO and Afghan officials said.

The shooter was killed in the incident in the west of the country, the International Security Assistance Force said in a statement, without giving further details or naming the nationalities of the victims.

An Afghan official who requested anonymity said he knew two Americans had been killed in the attack and they had been shot by an Afghan man in a police uniform in a military training centre near the Herat airport.

One Response to “Three Civilian Contractors, Police Trainers, killed, unknown number wounded, in Green on Blue Shooting Herat Afghanistan”

  1. superman said

    Why must we continue to be so stupid. This incident is what has been warned about since 2003 and has occurred time and time again. Just like in Iraq the enemy has been the Police. Not someone disguised as police but actual police. This is a huge embarrassment to the US Government who has trained most of these guys.

    No one can be trusted over seas. If we continue to take a “Liberal” approach at life and this conflict events like this will continue to occur.

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