Timeline of fatal ‘insider’ attacks against NATO forces in Afghanistan in 2012

Marine General John Allen, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander, says a silent prayer during a ramp ceremony aboard a C-17 aircraft at Kandahar Air Field, August 18, 2012. (Photo by CWO Frantisek Stein CZE-A)

Sept. 16, 2012 — Four International Security Assistance Force service members died today in southern Afghanistan following an insider attack suspected to involve members of the Afghan police. 

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-114.html

Sept. 16, 2012 — Dressed in U.S. Army uniforms and armed with automatic rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests, the insurgents attacked Coalition fixed and rotary wing aircraft parked on the flight line, aircraft hangars and other buildings [in Camp Bastion, Helmand province].

Coalition forces engaged the insurgents, killing 14 and wounding one who was taken into custody.  In addition to the two Coalition service members that were killed, nine Coalition personnel – eight military and one civilian contractor – were wounded in the attack.  None of their injuries are considered life-threatening.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/isaf-releases/isaf-provides-additional-details-on-camp-bastion-attack.html

Sept. 15, 2012 — An individual believed to be an Afghan Local Police member turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two.

An ISAF service member returned fire, killing the attacker.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-113.html

Aug. 30, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing three.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-111.html

Aug. 27, 2012 — Two International Security Assistance Force service members died when a member of the Afghan National Army turned his weapon against ISAF service members in eastern Afghanistan today.

ISAF troops returned fire, killing the ANA soldier who committed the attack.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-110.html

Aug. 19, 2012 — An International Security Assistance Force service member died when an individual wearing an Afghan Uniformed Police uniform turned his weapon against ISAF service members in southern Afghanistan today.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualty-479.html

Aug. 17, 2012 — Two U.S. Forces-Afghanistan service members died this morning as a result of an insider threat attack in Farah province, Afghanistan today.  A member of the Afghan Local Police turned his weapon against two USFOR-A service members.  The attacker was shot and killed.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/us-forces-afghanistan-casualties-2.html

Aug. 10, 2012 — Three U.S. Forces-Afghanistan service members died following an attack by an individual wearing an Afghan uniform in southwest Afghanistan today.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/us-forces-afghanistan-casualties.html

Aug. 7, 2012 — An International Security Assistance Force service member died when two individuals wearing Afghan National Army uniforms turned their weapons against ISAF service members in eastern Afghanistan today.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualty-471.html

July 22, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Security Force uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force contracted civilian employees in western Afghanistan today, killing three.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-contractor-casualties.html

July 1, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Civil Order Police uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force servicemembers in southern Afghanistan today, killing three servicemembers.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-96.html

June 19, 2012 — The International Security Assistance Force confirms that three individuals in Afghan Police uniforms turned their weapons against coalition service members in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing one ISAF service member.

The three individuals immediately fled the area and are currently being sought.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/news/isaf-casualty-update.html

May 12, 2012 — ISAF confirms that two individuals wearing Afghan Police uniforms turned their weapons against coalition service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two service members.

One of the individuals who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire; the second individual is being sought.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-ijc-release-2012-05-c-023-update.html

May 11, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against coalition service members in eastern Afghanistan today, killing one service member.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualty-ijc-release-2012-05-c-018.html

May 6, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against coalition service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member.

The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualty-ijc-release-2012-05-c-012.html

Apr. 26, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against coalition service members in southern Afghanistan late yesterday, killing one service member.

The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire. A joint Afghan and USFOR-A team is investigating the incident.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/usfor-a-casualty-2.html

Mar. 26, 2012 — An International Security Assistance Force service member died following a shooting incident in eastern Afghanistan today.

According to operational reports, the ISAF service member was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police as the security force approached an ALP checkpoint. The circumstances behind the incident are currently under investigation by Afghan and coalition forces.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualty-ijc-release-2012-03-c-032.html

Mar. 26, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two service members.

The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire. A joint Afghan and ISAF team is investigating the incident.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualty-ijc-release-2012-03-c-031.html

Mar. 1, 2012 — Two individuals, one believed to be an Afghan National Army service member and the other in civilian clothing, turned their weapons indiscriminately against International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two ISAF service members.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-87.html

Feb. 25, 2012 — Initial reports indicate an individual turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in Kabul City today, killing two service members.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-86.html

Feb. 23, 2012 — An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in eastern Afghanistan today, killing two service members.

SOURCE: http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/casualty-report/isaf-casualties-85.html

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