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.