On March 11th, two U.S. SOF soldiers were killed and several more were wounded when an Afghan policeman fired a vehicle mounted machine gun at a group of SOF soldiers operating in the Jalrayz district of Maidan Wardak.

The SOF unit returned fire and killed three Afghan police as well as the man who fired the mounted machine gun. The personnel who fired upon the U.S. soldiers were thought to be Afghan National Security Forces since they were wearing the uniforms, but it seems as though they were much more.

According to an ISAF representative:

“Two US Forces-Afghanistan service members died in eastern Afghanistan today when an individual wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform turned a weapon on U.S. and Afghan forces.”