ISAF: U.S. temporarily halts training of Afghan police over attacks.

A U.S Marine Corps drill instructor congratulates a graduate of…

Afghanistan Uniform Police Graduate 84 New Recruits
A U.S Marine Corps drill instructor congratulates a graduate of Afghan National Police Class 2010-02 after the class’ graduation ceremony held at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan on Wednesday, March 31. The Marines are mentoring the ANP recruits as part of the NATO ISAF partnership with Afghanistan aimed at developing self-sufficient security forces for the country. (U.S. Navy Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Maria A. Garza)

U.S. Special Operations forces have suspended the training of some Afghan Local Police recruits while it double-checks the background of the current police force, following a rise in attacks against NATO troops by their Afghan counterparts, an official said Sunday.

The order follows reports that more than 40 NATO troops were killed this year either by members of the Afghan security forces or by insurgents disguised as Afghan police or soldiers.

“Current partnered operations have and will continue, even as we temporarily suspend training of about 1,000 new ALP recruits while revetting current members,” said Col. Thomas Collins, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force.

Source: Masoud Popalzai for CNN.

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