Karzai orders inquiry into reports of rogue troop killings

Afghan President Hamid Karzai today ordered an investigation into reports that his forces fired on international troops in the country’s south, killing three.

Details of today’s incident remained unclear, but a presidential spokesman said Mr Karzai was upset to hear initial reports that Afghan troops were responsible.

The spokesman said Mr Karzai has asked the defence minister to obtain more details about the attack.

He said: “If it is confirmed, it’s a very unfortunate attack and the government of Afghanistan will do everything to make sure the proper traitors are brought to justice.”

Last November five British soldiers were shot dead in Helmand Province by a renegade Afghan policeman.

The soldiers, three from the Grenadier Guards and two from the Royal Military Police, had been mentoring and living with the Afghan police in a compound.

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