British troops in Afghanistan warned of possible attacks in future

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London, Nov 6(ANI): After the massacre of five British soldiers by a policeman in Afghanistan, the troops have been warned that the attack "probably won't be the last".

The killing of the five soldiers in Nad-e-Ali, one of many bases where British troops are training the allegedly corrupt Afghan National Police (ANP), has heightened the fears about the enemy being within the bases. There have also been claims that the poorly-paid ANP has been infiltrated from top to bottom by the Taliban.

Lieutenant General Jim Dutton, the Deputy Commander of the international forces in Afghanistan, said: "It's not the first time that an Afghan policeman or an Afghan soldier or indeed soldiers of other nations in other theatres have carried out this sort of atrocity. And regrettably I think we have to say it probably won't be the last. But it is a very rare event."

The killings of their comrades have put soldiers from the Coldstream Guards, who are working with the ANP, on the edge.

"It's definitely made us a bit more worried. We thought the ANP check points were pretty secure, but obviously they are not," The Daily express quoted Guardsman Carl Pearson, as saying.

Meanwhile, relatives of over 60,000 soldiers who have been killed in Afghanistan called for the British Government to put off its operations in the country and call back its troops.

Amanda, widow of Corporal Sean Binnie, said: "I do not support it (the war). They should get everyone out. Sean died saving one of them. You do not know who they are."

"Soldiers are being sent to risk their lives for people who do not care if they die," she added.

While, Karla Ellis, whose brother, Private Lee Ellis was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in February 2006, said: "How many of our under-equipped soldiers have to die before the powers-that-be do the right thing, instead of trying to save face, and bring them home?" (ANI)

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