New details on six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

New details on six U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan


KABUL (WKOW) -- NATO says the Afghan border policeman who killed six U.S. troops this week in eastern Afghanistan had shared tea with them before gunning the Americans down.

A NATO statement on Friday says Afghan and coalition investigators have determined that Monday's shooting happened after the American troops, partnered with Afghan National Army soldiers, climbed a mountain in Nangarhar province for an artillery drill.

The coalition says that after customary tea was served by an Afghan border police unit manning the outpost, the coalition forces fired the first artillery shell as part of the practice drill.

Immediately after impact, one of the Afghan policemen opened fire, killing all six U.S. troops.

Two other American soldiers returned fire, killing the policeman.

Powered by Frankly