Policewoman Kills US Adviser in Afghanistan

World | December 24, 2012, Monday // 12:26|  views

The incident occurred during a ceremony for officers at the heavily guarded Kabul police headquarters. Photo by Al Jazeera

An Afghan policewoman has shot and killed a US security adviser in the Kabul police headquarters, according to NATO and local officials.

A senior police official told Al Jazeera that the shooting occurred at 10:15am local time (05:45 GMT) on Monday.

The policewoman approached the adviser as he was walking in the heavily guarded police chief's compound in a bustling area of the capital. She then drew a pistol and shot him once, reports say.

It is believed to be the first such insider attack carried out by a woman.

In a separate incident, at least six local policemen were killed by another officer in northern Afghanistan.

There has been a rise in incidents in which Afghan security forces members have shot dead either foreign personnel or their own colleagues, BBC has reminded.

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