Friday, March 30, 2012

Francis D. Imlay, Captain, United States Air Force

From USAF:


DOD identifies Air Force casualty

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3/29/2012 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of an Airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Capt. Francis D. Imlay, 31, of Vacaville, Calif., died March 28 from injuries received in an accident involving an F-15 aircraft near a base in Southwest Asia. He was assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.

For more information media may contact the Air Force 366th Fighter Wing public affairs office at 208-828-6800.

(Courtesy of Department of Defense.)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Aaron D. Istre, Captain, United States Army




I.  Name:  Aaron D. Istre
II.  Rank:  Captain
III.  Country Served:  United States
IV.  Service:  United States Army
V.  Conflict:  War in Afghanistan (Global War on Terrorism)
VI.  Related News Items:



From Army Times:


Hood captain dies in Afghanistan


Staff report
Posted : Monday Mar 26, 2012 10:51:35 EDT
A Texas-based soldier has died in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Monday.
Capt. Aaron D. Istre, 37, of Vinton, La., died Saturday in Kabul, Afghanistan.
He was assigned to the HHC, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Fort Hood, Texas.
The Pentagon statement did not list Istre’s cause of death.
No additional information was immediately available.

Monday, March 26, 2012

ISAF Soldier

From FDD:


Afghan Security Forces Kill 3 ISAF Troops in South, East

March 26, 2012

 

Bill Roggio
26th March 2012 - The Long War Journal
An Afghan soldier killed two British soldiers on a military base in southern Afghanistan today, while a policeman killed an ISAF soldier in the east. The Afghan soldier was killed by ISAF troops, who opened fire on the attacker. Afghan security personnel have now killed 16 ISAF troops this year.
An International Security Assistance Force press release identified the shooter in the south as an "individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform [who] turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members." The two ISAF soldiers' names and nationalities have not been disclosed, but the British Ministry of Defense later announced the deaths of two British soldiers in Lashkar Gah.
"The two servicemen, one a Royal Marine, and the other a soldier from the Adjutant General's Corps (Staff & Personnel Support), were serving as part of Task Force Helmand when they were shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah Main Operating Base in Helmand province by an Afghan National Army soldier," the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement released on its website.
It is unclear if the Afghan was a disgruntled soldier or a Taliban infiltrator. ISAF said that a "joint Afghan and ISAF team is investigating the incident."
The attack took place on a military base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand. ISAF operates a Provincial Reconstruction Team in the city.
In the second attack, a member of the Afghan Local Police shot and killed an ISAF soldier in eastern Afghanistan.
"According to operational reports, the ISAF service member was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police as the security force approached an ALP checkpoint," ISAF stated in a second press release. It is unclear if the policeman has been detained or if he escaped.
ISAF said Coalition and Afghan forces are investigating the shooting. ISAF did not identify the nationality of the soldier who was gunned down by the Afghan policeman.
ISAF: number of attacks on Coalition forces by Afghan personnel is "classified"
Today's "green on blue" attacks, the term used by the US military to describe Afghan attacks on Coalition forces, are the first such attacks to result in the death of ISAF troops since March 1, when an Afghan soldier and a teacher both opened fire on NATO troops in Kandahar province, killing two soldiers before being killed in return fire. That attack culminated a 10-day period in which seven ISAF troops had been killed by Afghan soldiers.
Afghan security personnel are now estimated to have killed 81 ISAF soldiers since May 2007. Sixteen of the ISAF soldiers, or almost 20 percent, were killed this year, according to press releases issued by ISAF [see below].
ISAF has not disclosed the number of incidents in which ISAF soldiers were wounded by ANSF personnel, or the attacks on ISAF personnel that did not result in casualties. ISAF told The Long War Journal that "these statistics ... [are ] ... classified."
"[A]ttacks by ANSF on Coalition Forces...either resulting in non-injury, injury or death....these stats as a whole (the total # attacks) are what is classified and not releasable," Lieutentant Colonel Jimmie Cummings, ISAF's Press Desk Chief, told The Long War Journal. Cummings said that ISAF is "looking to declassify this number."
Inquiries as to why the overall statistic is classified went unanswered.
The rise in attacks against ISAF troops by Afghan personnel takes place as ISAF is seeking to accelerate the transition of security responsibility to Afghan forces. The plan calls for an increase in the number of ISAF trainers as well as increased partnering of ISAF and Afghan units, and will heighten Coalition troops' exposure to green on blue attacks.
ISAF press releases documenting the murder of ISAF troops by Afghan security personnel in 2012:
March 26, 2012:
An International Security Assistance Force service member died following a shooting incident in eastern Afghanistan today. According to operational reports, the ISAF service member was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police as the security force approached an ALP checkpoint.
March 26, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two service members. The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire.
March 1, 2012:
Two individuals, one believed to be an Afghan National Army service member and the other in civilian clothing, turned their weapons indiscriminately against International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two ISAF service members.
Feb. 25, 2012:
Initial reports indicate an individual turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in Kabul City today, killing two service members.
Feb. 23, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in eastern Afghanistan today, killing one service member. [Note this was later revised to two soldiers killed.]
Feb. 20, 2012:
An individual wearing the uniform of the Afghan Uniformed Police turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member.
Jan. 31, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against an International Security Assistance Force service member in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing one service member.
Jan. 20, 2012:
Four International Security Assistance Force service members were killed today in eastern Afghanistan by a member of the Afghan National Army.
Jan. 8, 2012:
An International Security Assistance Force service member was killed today in southern Afghanistan apparently by a member of the Afghan National Army.



And this, related, from Military Times:


3 NATO troops killed by Afghan forces


2 British troops, 1 American identified as casualties
By Deb Riechmann - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Mar 27, 2012 8:36:04 EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces shot and killed one American and two British troops in two separate incidents, the latest in a rising number of attacks in which Afghan forces have turned their weapons on their foreign partners.
Monday's killings reflect a spike in tensions between Afghan and international forces that follow an American soldier's alleged massacre of Afghan civilians, the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. base, and uncertainty about Afghanistan's fate as foreign troops prepare to pull out.
They also come at a time when international troops have stepped up training and mentoring of Afghan soldiers, police and government workers so that Afghans can take the lead and the foreign forces can go home. The success of that partnership is key to the U.S.-led coalition's strategy to withdraw most foreign combat forces by the end of 2014.
Marine Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that these types of attacks are characteristic of any warfare involving insurgents.
"We experienced these in Iraq. We experienced them in Vietnam," Allen said. "On any occasion where you're dealing with an insurgency and where you're also growing an indigenous force ... the enemy's going to do all that they can to disrupt both the counterinsurgency operations" and the developing nation's security forces.
Since 2007, an estimated 80 NATO service members were killed by Afghan security forces, according to an Associated Press tally, which is based on Pentagon figures released in February. More than 75 percent of the attacks have occurred in the past two years.
Sixteen NATO service members — 18 percent of the 84 foreign troops killed so far this year — have been shot and killed by Afghan soldiers and policemen or militants disguised in their uniforms, according to the AP tally.
In one incident Monday, two British service members were killed by an Afghan soldier in front of the main gate of a joint civilian-military base in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said. Another coalition service member was shot and killed at a checkpoint in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan by a man who was believed to be a member of a village-level fighting force the U.S. is fostering in hopes of countering the Taliban insurgency, local officials said. A U.S. official confirmed that the service member killed was an American.
Maj. Ian Lawrence, a British military spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said one of the British troops was a Royal Marine and the other was a soldier from the British Adjutant General's Corps. They were killed in front of the base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province.
The soldier responsible, who had been in the Afghan National Army for four years, arrived at the gate in an army vehicle, said Ghulam Farooq Parwani, deputy commander of the Afghan army in Helmand. He was able to get close to the British troops by claiming that he had been assigned to provide security for a delegation of government officials from Kabul who were visiting the base Monday, Parwani added.
"He got close to the foreign troops — three or four meters (yards) — and he opened fire," Parwani said. "Then the foreign troops killed him."
It is not the first time that Afghan security forces have killed their British counterparts. On Nov. 3, 2009, a rogue Afghan policeman killed five British soldiers who had been advising Afghan police at a checkpoint in Helmand province.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said the shooter was an Afghan soldier who was in close contact with insurgents and had notified the Taliban of his planned attack before carrying it out.
However, Wahid Muzhda, a former Taliban foreign ministry official and an analyst on issues related to the group, said the Taliban were not behind most of the latest killings.
"All these killings are not linked to the Taliban," Muzhda said. "The recent Koran burnings and the shooting spree — the killing of children— are affecting the minds of the Afghan soldiers. They think the foreigners are looking out for their own interests. They think if the foreigners are coming here to defend Afghanistan, why are they killing children?"
The trust between the Afghan forces and their international mentors is being undermined, he said.
"How is the mentor supposed to teach if he is afraid of the Afghan soldiers? They have weapons. How can he relax?"
While they acknowledge that these type of attacks are on the rise, coalition officials say they must be viewed in context. They say there are about 100,000 coalition troops working side-by-side with more than 300,000 Afghan troops.
"In most cases, the relationship is very strong. They know each other well," Allen said. "We have taken steps necessary on our side to protect ourselves with respect to, in fact, sleeping arrangements, internal defenses associated with those small bases in which we operate, the posture of our forces, to have someone always overwatching our forces.
"On the Afghan side, they are doing the same thing. I mean, they're helping the troops to understand how to recognize radicalization or the emergence of extremism in ... individuals who may in fact be suspect."
Monday's attack came two weeks after a U.S. soldier allegedly went on a pre-dawn shooting rampage in neighboring Kandahar province, killing 17 Afghan civilians — four men, four women and nine children.
That incident followed the burning of Korans at a U.S. base north of Kabul last month. The U.S. apologized for the burning, saying the Islamic texts were mistakenly sent to a garbage burn pit Feb. 20 at Bagram Air Field. But the incident raised to a full boil what had been simmering animosity toward outsiders.
Deadly protests raged around the nation for six days — the most visible example of a deep-seated resentment bred by what Afghans view is a general lack of respect for their culture and religion.
During the protests, Afghan soldiers killed six American troops. Two were killed in Kandahar province, two in Nangarhar province in the east and the other two were found dead with shots to the back of the head inside the Interior Ministry in Kabul.
Associated Press writers Amir Shah in Kabul, Mirwais Khan in Kandahar, and David Stringer and Cassandra Vinograd in London contributed to this report.

British Soldier 2

From FDD:


Afghan Security Forces Kill 3 ISAF Troops in South, East

March 26, 2012

 

Bill Roggio
26th March 2012 - The Long War Journal
An Afghan soldier killed two British soldiers on a military base in southern Afghanistan today, while a policeman killed an ISAF soldier in the east. The Afghan soldier was killed by ISAF troops, who opened fire on the attacker. Afghan security personnel have now killed 16 ISAF troops this year.
An International Security Assistance Force press release identified the shooter in the south as an "individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform [who] turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members." The two ISAF soldiers' names and nationalities have not been disclosed, but the British Ministry of Defense later announced the deaths of two British soldiers in Lashkar Gah.
"The two servicemen, one a Royal Marine, and the other a soldier from the Adjutant General's Corps (Staff & Personnel Support), were serving as part of Task Force Helmand when they were shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah Main Operating Base in Helmand province by an Afghan National Army soldier," the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement released on its website.
It is unclear if the Afghan was a disgruntled soldier or a Taliban infiltrator. ISAF said that a "joint Afghan and ISAF team is investigating the incident."
The attack took place on a military base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand. ISAF operates a Provincial Reconstruction Team in the city.
In the second attack, a member of the Afghan Local Police shot and killed an ISAF soldier in eastern Afghanistan.
"According to operational reports, the ISAF service member was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police as the security force approached an ALP checkpoint," ISAF stated in a second press release. It is unclear if the policeman has been detained or if he escaped.
ISAF said Coalition and Afghan forces are investigating the shooting. ISAF did not identify the nationality of the soldier who was gunned down by the Afghan policeman.
ISAF: number of attacks on Coalition forces by Afghan personnel is "classified"
Today's "green on blue" attacks, the term used by the US military to describe Afghan attacks on Coalition forces, are the first such attacks to result in the death of ISAF troops since March 1, when an Afghan soldier and a teacher both opened fire on NATO troops in Kandahar province, killing two soldiers before being killed in return fire. That attack culminated a 10-day period in which seven ISAF troops had been killed by Afghan soldiers.
Afghan security personnel are now estimated to have killed 81 ISAF soldiers since May 2007. Sixteen of the ISAF soldiers, or almost 20 percent, were killed this year, according to press releases issued by ISAF [see below].
ISAF has not disclosed the number of incidents in which ISAF soldiers were wounded by ANSF personnel, or the attacks on ISAF personnel that did not result in casualties. ISAF told The Long War Journal that "these statistics ... [are ] ... classified."
"[A]ttacks by ANSF on Coalition Forces...either resulting in non-injury, injury or death....these stats as a whole (the total # attacks) are what is classified and not releasable," Lieutentant Colonel Jimmie Cummings, ISAF's Press Desk Chief, told The Long War Journal. Cummings said that ISAF is "looking to declassify this number."
Inquiries as to why the overall statistic is classified went unanswered.
The rise in attacks against ISAF troops by Afghan personnel takes place as ISAF is seeking to accelerate the transition of security responsibility to Afghan forces. The plan calls for an increase in the number of ISAF trainers as well as increased partnering of ISAF and Afghan units, and will heighten Coalition troops' exposure to green on blue attacks.
ISAF press releases documenting the murder of ISAF troops by Afghan security personnel in 2012:
March 26, 2012:
An International Security Assistance Force service member died following a shooting incident in eastern Afghanistan today. According to operational reports, the ISAF service member was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police as the security force approached an ALP checkpoint.
March 26, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two service members. The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire.
March 1, 2012:
Two individuals, one believed to be an Afghan National Army service member and the other in civilian clothing, turned their weapons indiscriminately against International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two ISAF service members.
Feb. 25, 2012:
Initial reports indicate an individual turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in Kabul City today, killing two service members.
Feb. 23, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in eastern Afghanistan today, killing one service member. [Note this was later revised to two soldiers killed.]
Feb. 20, 2012:
An individual wearing the uniform of the Afghan Uniformed Police turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member.
Jan. 31, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against an International Security Assistance Force service member in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing one service member.
Jan. 20, 2012:
Four International Security Assistance Force service members were killed today in eastern Afghanistan by a member of the Afghan National Army.
Jan. 8, 2012:
An International Security Assistance Force service member was killed today in southern Afghanistan apparently by a member of the Afghan National Army.


And this, related, from Military Times:


3 NATO troops killed by Afghan forces


2 British troops, 1 American identified as casualties
By Deb Riechmann - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Mar 27, 2012 8:36:04 EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces shot and killed one American and two British troops in two separate incidents, the latest in a rising number of attacks in which Afghan forces have turned their weapons on their foreign partners.
Monday's killings reflect a spike in tensions between Afghan and international forces that follow an American soldier's alleged massacre of Afghan civilians, the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. base, and uncertainty about Afghanistan's fate as foreign troops prepare to pull out.
They also come at a time when international troops have stepped up training and mentoring of Afghan soldiers, police and government workers so that Afghans can take the lead and the foreign forces can go home. The success of that partnership is key to the U.S.-led coalition's strategy to withdraw most foreign combat forces by the end of 2014.
Marine Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that these types of attacks are characteristic of any warfare involving insurgents.
"We experienced these in Iraq. We experienced them in Vietnam," Allen said. "On any occasion where you're dealing with an insurgency and where you're also growing an indigenous force ... the enemy's going to do all that they can to disrupt both the counterinsurgency operations" and the developing nation's security forces.
Since 2007, an estimated 80 NATO service members were killed by Afghan security forces, according to an Associated Press tally, which is based on Pentagon figures released in February. More than 75 percent of the attacks have occurred in the past two years.
Sixteen NATO service members — 18 percent of the 84 foreign troops killed so far this year — have been shot and killed by Afghan soldiers and policemen or militants disguised in their uniforms, according to the AP tally.
In one incident Monday, two British service members were killed by an Afghan soldier in front of the main gate of a joint civilian-military base in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said. Another coalition service member was shot and killed at a checkpoint in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan by a man who was believed to be a member of a village-level fighting force the U.S. is fostering in hopes of countering the Taliban insurgency, local officials said. A U.S. official confirmed that the service member killed was an American.
Maj. Ian Lawrence, a British military spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said one of the British troops was a Royal Marine and the other was a soldier from the British Adjutant General's Corps. They were killed in front of the base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province.
The soldier responsible, who had been in the Afghan National Army for four years, arrived at the gate in an army vehicle, said Ghulam Farooq Parwani, deputy commander of the Afghan army in Helmand. He was able to get close to the British troops by claiming that he had been assigned to provide security for a delegation of government officials from Kabul who were visiting the base Monday, Parwani added.
"He got close to the foreign troops — three or four meters (yards) — and he opened fire," Parwani said. "Then the foreign troops killed him."
It is not the first time that Afghan security forces have killed their British counterparts. On Nov. 3, 2009, a rogue Afghan policeman killed five British soldiers who had been advising Afghan police at a checkpoint in Helmand province.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said the shooter was an Afghan soldier who was in close contact with insurgents and had notified the Taliban of his planned attack before carrying it out.
However, Wahid Muzhda, a former Taliban foreign ministry official and an analyst on issues related to the group, said the Taliban were not behind most of the latest killings.
"All these killings are not linked to the Taliban," Muzhda said. "The recent Koran burnings and the shooting spree — the killing of children— are affecting the minds of the Afghan soldiers. They think the foreigners are looking out for their own interests. They think if the foreigners are coming here to defend Afghanistan, why are they killing children?"
The trust between the Afghan forces and their international mentors is being undermined, he said.
"How is the mentor supposed to teach if he is afraid of the Afghan soldiers? They have weapons. How can he relax?"
While they acknowledge that these type of attacks are on the rise, coalition officials say they must be viewed in context. They say there are about 100,000 coalition troops working side-by-side with more than 300,000 Afghan troops.
"In most cases, the relationship is very strong. They know each other well," Allen said. "We have taken steps necessary on our side to protect ourselves with respect to, in fact, sleeping arrangements, internal defenses associated with those small bases in which we operate, the posture of our forces, to have someone always overwatching our forces.
"On the Afghan side, they are doing the same thing. I mean, they're helping the troops to understand how to recognize radicalization or the emergence of extremism in ... individuals who may in fact be suspect."
Monday's attack came two weeks after a U.S. soldier allegedly went on a pre-dawn shooting rampage in neighboring Kandahar province, killing 17 Afghan civilians — four men, four women and nine children.
That incident followed the burning of Korans at a U.S. base north of Kabul last month. The U.S. apologized for the burning, saying the Islamic texts were mistakenly sent to a garbage burn pit Feb. 20 at Bagram Air Field. But the incident raised to a full boil what had been simmering animosity toward outsiders.
Deadly protests raged around the nation for six days — the most visible example of a deep-seated resentment bred by what Afghans view is a general lack of respect for their culture and religion.
During the protests, Afghan soldiers killed six American troops. Two were killed in Kandahar province, two in Nangarhar province in the east and the other two were found dead with shots to the back of the head inside the Interior Ministry in Kabul.
Associated Press writers Amir Shah in Kabul, Mirwais Khan in Kandahar, and David Stringer and Cassandra Vinograd in London contributed to this report.

British Soldier 1

From FDD:


Afghan Security Forces Kill 3 ISAF Troops in South, East

March 26, 2012

 

Bill Roggio
26th March 2012 - The Long War Journal
An Afghan soldier killed two British soldiers on a military base in southern Afghanistan today, while a policeman killed an ISAF soldier in the east. The Afghan soldier was killed by ISAF troops, who opened fire on the attacker. Afghan security personnel have now killed 16 ISAF troops this year.
An International Security Assistance Force press release identified the shooter in the south as an "individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform [who] turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members." The two ISAF soldiers' names and nationalities have not been disclosed, but the British Ministry of Defense later announced the deaths of two British soldiers in Lashkar Gah.
"The two servicemen, one a Royal Marine, and the other a soldier from the Adjutant General's Corps (Staff & Personnel Support), were serving as part of Task Force Helmand when they were shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah Main Operating Base in Helmand province by an Afghan National Army soldier," the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement released on its website.
It is unclear if the Afghan was a disgruntled soldier or a Taliban infiltrator. ISAF said that a "joint Afghan and ISAF team is investigating the incident."
The attack took place on a military base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand. ISAF operates a Provincial Reconstruction Team in the city.
In the second attack, a member of the Afghan Local Police shot and killed an ISAF soldier in eastern Afghanistan.
"According to operational reports, the ISAF service member was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police as the security force approached an ALP checkpoint," ISAF stated in a second press release. It is unclear if the policeman has been detained or if he escaped.
ISAF said Coalition and Afghan forces are investigating the shooting. ISAF did not identify the nationality of the soldier who was gunned down by the Afghan policeman.
ISAF: number of attacks on Coalition forces by Afghan personnel is "classified"
Today's "green on blue" attacks, the term used by the US military to describe Afghan attacks on Coalition forces, are the first such attacks to result in the death of ISAF troops since March 1, when an Afghan soldier and a teacher both opened fire on NATO troops in Kandahar province, killing two soldiers before being killed in return fire. That attack culminated a 10-day period in which seven ISAF troops had been killed by Afghan soldiers.
Afghan security personnel are now estimated to have killed 81 ISAF soldiers since May 2007. Sixteen of the ISAF soldiers, or almost 20 percent, were killed this year, according to press releases issued by ISAF [see below].
ISAF has not disclosed the number of incidents in which ISAF soldiers were wounded by ANSF personnel, or the attacks on ISAF personnel that did not result in casualties. ISAF told The Long War Journal that "these statistics ... [are ] ... classified."
"[A]ttacks by ANSF on Coalition Forces...either resulting in non-injury, injury or death....these stats as a whole (the total # attacks) are what is classified and not releasable," Lieutentant Colonel Jimmie Cummings, ISAF's Press Desk Chief, told The Long War Journal. Cummings said that ISAF is "looking to declassify this number."
Inquiries as to why the overall statistic is classified went unanswered.
The rise in attacks against ISAF troops by Afghan personnel takes place as ISAF is seeking to accelerate the transition of security responsibility to Afghan forces. The plan calls for an increase in the number of ISAF trainers as well as increased partnering of ISAF and Afghan units, and will heighten Coalition troops' exposure to green on blue attacks.
ISAF press releases documenting the murder of ISAF troops by Afghan security personnel in 2012:
March 26, 2012:
An International Security Assistance Force service member died following a shooting incident in eastern Afghanistan today. According to operational reports, the ISAF service member was shot by an alleged member of the Afghan Local Police as the security force approached an ALP checkpoint.
March 26, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two service members. The individual who opened fire was killed when coalition forces returned fire.
March 1, 2012:
Two individuals, one believed to be an Afghan National Army service member and the other in civilian clothing, turned their weapons indiscriminately against International Security Assistance Force and Afghan National Security Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing two ISAF service members.
Feb. 25, 2012:
Initial reports indicate an individual turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in Kabul City today, killing two service members.
Feb. 23, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in eastern Afghanistan today, killing one service member. [Note this was later revised to two soldiers killed.]
Feb. 20, 2012:
An individual wearing the uniform of the Afghan Uniformed Police turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member.
Jan. 31, 2012:
An individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against an International Security Assistance Force service member in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing one service member.
Jan. 20, 2012:
Four International Security Assistance Force service members were killed today in eastern Afghanistan by a member of the Afghan National Army.
Jan. 8, 2012:
An International Security Assistance Force service member was killed today in southern Afghanistan apparently by a member of the Afghan National Army.


And this, related, from Military Times:


3 NATO troops killed by Afghan forces


2 British troops, 1 American identified as casualties
By Deb Riechmann - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Mar 27, 2012 8:36:04 EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces shot and killed one American and two British troops in two separate incidents, the latest in a rising number of attacks in which Afghan forces have turned their weapons on their foreign partners.
Monday's killings reflect a spike in tensions between Afghan and international forces that follow an American soldier's alleged massacre of Afghan civilians, the burning of Muslim holy books at a U.S. base, and uncertainty about Afghanistan's fate as foreign troops prepare to pull out.
They also come at a time when international troops have stepped up training and mentoring of Afghan soldiers, police and government workers so that Afghans can take the lead and the foreign forces can go home. The success of that partnership is key to the U.S.-led coalition's strategy to withdraw most foreign combat forces by the end of 2014.
Marine Gen. John Allen, the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon that these types of attacks are characteristic of any warfare involving insurgents.
"We experienced these in Iraq. We experienced them in Vietnam," Allen said. "On any occasion where you're dealing with an insurgency and where you're also growing an indigenous force ... the enemy's going to do all that they can to disrupt both the counterinsurgency operations" and the developing nation's security forces.
Since 2007, an estimated 80 NATO service members were killed by Afghan security forces, according to an Associated Press tally, which is based on Pentagon figures released in February. More than 75 percent of the attacks have occurred in the past two years.
Sixteen NATO service members — 18 percent of the 84 foreign troops killed so far this year — have been shot and killed by Afghan soldiers and policemen or militants disguised in their uniforms, according to the AP tally.
In one incident Monday, two British service members were killed by an Afghan soldier in front of the main gate of a joint civilian-military base in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said. Another coalition service member was shot and killed at a checkpoint in Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan by a man who was believed to be a member of a village-level fighting force the U.S. is fostering in hopes of countering the Taliban insurgency, local officials said. A U.S. official confirmed that the service member killed was an American.
Maj. Ian Lawrence, a British military spokesman for Task Force Helmand, said one of the British troops was a Royal Marine and the other was a soldier from the British Adjutant General's Corps. They were killed in front of the base in Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital of Helmand province.
The soldier responsible, who had been in the Afghan National Army for four years, arrived at the gate in an army vehicle, said Ghulam Farooq Parwani, deputy commander of the Afghan army in Helmand. He was able to get close to the British troops by claiming that he had been assigned to provide security for a delegation of government officials from Kabul who were visiting the base Monday, Parwani added.
"He got close to the foreign troops — three or four meters (yards) — and he opened fire," Parwani said. "Then the foreign troops killed him."
It is not the first time that Afghan security forces have killed their British counterparts. On Nov. 3, 2009, a rogue Afghan policeman killed five British soldiers who had been advising Afghan police at a checkpoint in Helmand province.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said the shooter was an Afghan soldier who was in close contact with insurgents and had notified the Taliban of his planned attack before carrying it out.
However, Wahid Muzhda, a former Taliban foreign ministry official and an analyst on issues related to the group, said the Taliban were not behind most of the latest killings.
"All these killings are not linked to the Taliban," Muzhda said. "The recent Koran burnings and the shooting spree — the killing of children— are affecting the minds of the Afghan soldiers. They think the foreigners are looking out for their own interests. They think if the foreigners are coming here to defend Afghanistan, why are they killing children?"
The trust between the Afghan forces and their international mentors is being undermined, he said.
"How is the mentor supposed to teach if he is afraid of the Afghan soldiers? They have weapons. How can he relax?"
While they acknowledge that these type of attacks are on the rise, coalition officials say they must be viewed in context. They say there are about 100,000 coalition troops working side-by-side with more than 300,000 Afghan troops.
"In most cases, the relationship is very strong. They know each other well," Allen said. "We have taken steps necessary on our side to protect ourselves with respect to, in fact, sleeping arrangements, internal defenses associated with those small bases in which we operate, the posture of our forces, to have someone always overwatching our forces.
"On the Afghan side, they are doing the same thing. I mean, they're helping the troops to understand how to recognize radicalization or the emergence of extremism in ... individuals who may in fact be suspect."
Monday's attack came two weeks after a U.S. soldier allegedly went on a pre-dawn shooting rampage in neighboring Kandahar province, killing 17 Afghan civilians — four men, four women and nine children.
That incident followed the burning of Korans at a U.S. base north of Kabul last month. The U.S. apologized for the burning, saying the Islamic texts were mistakenly sent to a garbage burn pit Feb. 20 at Bagram Air Field. But the incident raised to a full boil what had been simmering animosity toward outsiders.
Deadly protests raged around the nation for six days — the most visible example of a deep-seated resentment bred by what Afghans view is a general lack of respect for their culture and religion.
During the protests, Afghan soldiers killed six American troops. Two were killed in Kandahar province, two in Nangarhar province in the east and the other two were found dead with shots to the back of the head inside the Interior Ministry in Kabul.
Associated Press writers Amir Shah in Kabul, Mirwais Khan in Kandahar, and David Stringer and Cassandra Vinograd in London contributed to this report.