Insurgents Wore U.S. Army Uniforms

The Afghan insurgents who attacked Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on Friday were wearing U.S. Army uniforms. They were also carrying automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and suicide vests. The attack killed two U.S. Marines, destroyed six jets, and caused considerable damage. Fourteen of the fifteen attackers were killed, and the Taliban said the attack was a response to an anti-Islam film. Officials would not say how the attackers obtained the U.S. uniforms, but such uniforms are reportedly sold in markets in Afghanistan. The last time insurgents used American uniforms was in August 2010, when insurgents attacked two bases in the Khost province.