Members of the Afghan national police force have shot dead at-least two British soldiers in the troubled Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.
On Sunday, the British Ministry of Defense confirmed that the soldiers were killed on Saturday by two Afghan police forces at a military base in the southern city of Lashkar Gah.
A statement by the ministry says that one of the soldiers was with the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, while the second was an airman from the Royal Air Force.
According to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), one of the gunmen was killed but the second one managed to escape.
The US-led forces suggested that the gunmen were Taliban Mujahideen dressed as police officers. However,
Afghan authorities say the shooters had been members of the national police for a year.
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