April 27, 2011 / 12:10 PM / 6 years ago

Factbox: Timeline of Afghan "rogue" attacks

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KABUL (Reuters) - Eight foreign troops from the NATO-led force in Afghanistan were killed in a shooting involving an Afghan Air Force pilot at the Afghan capital's airport on Wednesday.

The shooting follows a string of attacks by Afghan security forces against their NATO-led mentors carried out either by "rogue" soldiers or by uniformed insurgents.

Rapid recruitment into the Afghan security forces, which will be boosted to at least 305,000, has raised fears the Taliban have infiltrated sympathizers into the police and army.

Here is a list of "rogue" attacks:

April 18 - An insurgent dressed in Afghan army uniform opens fire inside the Afghan Defense Ministry in central Kabul, killing two employees and wounding seven.

April 16 - A suicide bomber in an Afghan army uniform kills five foreign and four Afghan soldiers at a base in Jalalabad, capital of eastern Nangarhar province.

April 15 - A suicide bomber in police uniform evades tight security at the police headquarters in southern Kandahar city and kills provincial police chief Khan Mohammad Mujahid.

April 4 - Two American soldiers are shot dead by an Afghan border policeman in northern Faryab province.

Feb 18 - Two German soldiers are shot dead and eight others wounded by a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform in northern Baghlan province.

Nov 30, 2010 - A trainee Afghan border policeman shoots dead six U.S. soldiers during a training mission in Nangarhar province.

Aug 25, 2010 - Two Spanish police and an interpreter shot dead by an Afghan policeman during a weapons training exercise at a Spanish-run base in Qalay-e Naw, in northwestern Badghis province.

July 13, 2010 - Three British soldiers belonging to the Royal Gurkha Rifles are killed in an attack by a renegade Afghan soldier at a joint British-Afghan base in the Nahr-e Saraj district of southern Helmand province.

July 20, 2010 - Two U.S. security contractors are killed by an Afghan soldier at a firearms range at Camp Shaheen near Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Balkh province.

Dec 29, 2009 - An Afghan soldier kills one U.S. soldier and wounds two Italian troops at a military base in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province.

Nov 3, 2009 - A renegade Afghan policeman kills five British soldiers and wounds six others in a gun attack while they were resting in Helmand province. He escaped and has not been captured.

Reporting by Rob Taylor; Editing by Alex Richardson

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