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Posted: Wednesday, August 29th 2012 at 6:48pm

Man in Afghan army uniform kills 3 coalition soldiers

By The Associated Press
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KABUL, Afghanistan The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan says three of its troops have been killed by a man in an Afghan army uniform.

The attack is the latest in a rising number of shootings this year by Afghans soldiers or insurgents dressed as government troops on the international forces training them to fight the Taliban as the international coalition withdraws.

NATO said Wednesday the latest attack came a day earlier in southern Afghanistan. It gave no other details.

Similar "insider attacks" have been rising sharply, with 34 of them so far this year. Forty-five coalition members have been killed, mostly Americans.

At least a dozen of this year's attacks have been in the past month, raising questions of a new Taliban strategy.
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