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Woman who killed US adviser in Afghanistan, from Iran?

Dec 25, 2012 18:27 IST

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Kabul: An Afghan official says the policewoman who killed an American contractor in Kabul is an Iranian who came to Afghanistan 10 years ago with her husband and obtained a fake ID through him.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi said Tuesday she had displayed "unstable behavior" but that the investigation revealed no militants links so far.

A Nato base in Afghanistan. Reuters.

On Monday, the policewoman identified as Sgt. Nargas shot 49-year-old Joseph Griffin, of Mansfield, Georgia, in what was the first such shooting by a woman in a spate of insider attacks by Afghans against their foreign allies.

The US-based security firm DynCorp International says on its web site that Griffin was a US military veteran who had earlier worked with law-enforcement agencies in the United States. In Kabul, he was advising the Afghan police force.

AP