Hundreds of Afghan Soldiers Detained in Insider Attack Probe

Afghan officials say they have detained or expelled hundreds of…

Soldier and Afghan National Police

Afghan officials say they have detained or expelled hundreds of Afghan soldiers as part of a probe into a deadly string of insider attacks.

At least 45 international troops have been killed this year after Afghan security forces turned their weapons on their coalition counterparts.

Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi said Wednesday the Afghan military has taken steps to prevent such attacks and has arrested or expelled hundreds of “suspicious” army soldiers as part of an ongoing probe that began about six months ago.

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