Official: Afghan interpreter killed 2 US troops

January 30, 2010 15:17


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An Afghan interpreter killed two US service members before he was killed himself at a combat outpost in eastern , a NATO official said Saturday.

The new details emerged a day after the deaths were announced in a brief statement.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity was he was not authorized to release the information, said the attack occurred in Wardak province.

First reports indicated three Americans were killed but the official said one of the dead was an Afghan.

It was not immediately clear why the interpreter opened fire.

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