Violence continued on March 1 when an Afghan soldier, working in conjunction with an Afghan literacy instructor, attacked and killed two U.S. soldiers at a joint military base in southern Kandahar province. Both men were killed by U.S. helicopter gunfire soon after the attack roughly a mile from the base. The pair of attackers reportedly had links to the Taliban, according to the New York Times. The attack was the most recent of several incidents that have now taken the lives of eight Americans in Afghanistan since February 20. The Taliban called on Afghans on February 23 to target military bases and to “teach them a lesson,” according to Reuters.
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