The Times' Defence Editor (£) Deborah Haynes, who is in Lashkar Gah, has interviewed people about the two UK soldiers shot dead by a rogue Afghan soldier.
– Ghulam Farooq Parwani, local Afghan commander
He got close to the foreign troops — three or four metres — and he opened fire. Then the foreign troops killed him.”
– Lieutenant-Colonel Bill Wright
The point of these attacks is to put a wedge between the ANA [Afghan National Army] and Isaf and in our case the advisers."
– Matiullah, 24, one of the new recruits
The Afghan people have had 30 years of war. Some of the new generation is crazy [as a result].”