KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan in police uniform has shot and killed a NATO soldier in southern Afghanistan, the military says, taking the death toll from insider attacks this year to 40.
"An International Security Assistance Force service member died when an individual wearing an Afghan Uniformed Police uniform turned his weapon against ISAF service members in southern Afghanistan today," ISAF said on Sunday.
Afghan and ISAF officials were investigating the incident, a statement said without giving further details or specifying the soldier's nationality.
A spike in so-called green-on-blue attacks is causing growing concern in the United States and among its NATO allies fighting the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan.
The latest death takes the toll among international coalition soldiers from such incidents to 10 in less than two weeks, sharply eroding trust between foreign troops and the Afghans they work with.