Official: Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 US troops.

Afghan Security Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine…

Afghan Security Marines with Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, partnered with Afghan National Police, patrol through Garmsir District, Helmand province, Afghanistan. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kenneth Jasik)

A man in an Afghan military uniform killed three U.S. troops Friday in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of assaults against NATO soldiers by Afghans clad in security force garb.

The man opened fire on the troops in the volatile Helmand province, said Maj. Lori Hodge, a spokeswoman for the International Assistance Security Force. Hodge did not immediately provide details about the attack, one of a handful in recent weeks to target NATO troops.

In the strikes, known as “green-on-blue” attacks, Afghan security forces or militants dressed as local police or soldiers target coalition troops.

Source: Chelsea J. Carter and Masoud Popalzai for CNN.

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