Insurgents lure US, Afghan team to meeting, then open fire

January 12, 2018 5:03 pm armytimes.com
Insurgents lure US, Afghan team to meeting, then open fire

WASHINGTON — Insurgents posing as friendly militia members lured a U.S. and Afghan team to a meeting in eastern Afghanistan, triggering a shootout and a coalition airstrike on the compound, the U.S. military said Friday. U.S. Navy Capt. Tom Gresback said the insurgents baited the team, inviting an Afghan militia leader, a U.S. service member and an interpreter to a security shura meeting Thursday. Once the meeting was over, the…

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