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8:48 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Getzville soldier killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from Getzville was killed Monday in Afghanistan, allegedly by an ally in the Afghan police.  27-year-old Sgt. William Wilson III was one of three NATO soldiers killed by Afghan forces in separate incidents.

Reports say  Wilson was shot Monday by an Afghan policeman at a police checkpoint in the eastern part of the country.

Wilson was a 2003 graduate of Williamsville North High School. He joined the Army in 2005.

The recent alleged massacre of 17 Afghan civilians by an Army staff sergeant and the burning of the Muslim holy book at a U.S. base have escalated tensions in the country between Afghan and NATO forces. 

Two British soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier in southern Afghanistan Monday in a separate incident.