U.S. training of Afghan Local Police is being suspended for at least a month.
U.S. special operations says the break is intended to provide time to re-examine any potential ties trainees might have to insurgents. The move follows a series of attacks by Afghan soldiers and police on their international allies.
Members of the Afghan security forces have killed 45 international troops in dozens of attacks this year. There were at least 12 in August alone.
U.S. special operations forces spokesman Lt. Col. John Harrell says the decision affects about 1,000 current trainees. He says operations by already trained forces and the recruiting of new members will continue.
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