Afghanistan: Driver murders three Spaniards

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The Independent Online

A driver working for a Spanish police contingent shot dead two officers and their interpreter, also a Spaniard, yesterday in an attack apparently linked to the Afghan insurgency.

The assailant was shot and killed by Spanish Civil Guards conducting a training course at a Nato base at Qalay-i-Naw in the north-west province of Badghis.

Dozens of civilians were then wounded when a rock-throwing crowd besieged the camp in protest at the Afghan's death and riot police were ferried to the scene. Officials said the gunman had driven for one of the slain Spaniards for months.