Meanwhile, In America’s Other Little War

Afghan soldiers are fragging our troops.

Two American soldiers working as mentors to Afghan troops have been shot dead and two others wounded. U-S officials say the gunman was an Afghan soldier.

Just what the hell were they doing there, anyway.

The shooter was posted outside a prison being revamped to house Afghans transferred from Guantanamo Bay.

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The revamp is supposed to improve security at the jail, which is infamous among Afghans for tales of torture and appalling conditions dating back to communist rule in the 1970s. Since the U-S-led invasion in 2001 that topped the Taliban, hundreds of al-Qaida and Taliban suspects have been incarcerated there.

Afghanistan is experiencing its own little surge.

Last year was the bloodiest in Afghanistan since U.S.-led forces overthrew the Taliban in 2001 and violence is increasing this year.

More than 4,000 people were killed in fighting in 2006, a quarter of them civilians and more than 170 of them foreign soldiers.

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