An attacker wearing an Afghan army uniform killed a member of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the south of Afghanistan on Sunday, the force has said.
At least 57 members of ISAF have been killed in so-called 'insider attacks' this year, undermining trust between coalition and Afghan forces, as NATO prepares to withdraw most combat troops by the end of 2014.
"An individual in an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against ISAF service members, killing one," an ISAF spokesman said, declining to give the victim's nationality.
I am aware of a suicide attack on French troops in Kapisa but I don't know the number of casualties.
– The provincial police chief Abdul Rahman
The provincial police chief Abdul Rahman added that it occurred in Nijrab district of the mountainous province. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Violence has surged across Afghanistan in recent weeks with the Taliban vowing to target the Afghan government and security forces, as well as the 130,000 foreign troops in the country, most of whom are due to leave by the end of 2014.
Four foreign soldiers were killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
It did not give any further details of the incident or the nationalities of the soldiers involved, but Afghan officials said the incident happened in Kapisa province, which is mainly patrolled by a French contingent under NATO.
The Afgan Government will have veto power over NATO-led night raids, a senior Afghan official told Reuters. It will also have control of any prisoners taken during night raids and will decide whether US interrogators can have access to the detainees.