Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

18 June, 2017, 02:26 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez

The convoy returned fire in self-defense, and there were no United States casualties, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said in a statement.

"An Afghan soldier shot and killed four American troops inside the base, " the statement by the military said, adding "we are investigating".

Three American soldiers were killed during a joint U.S.

A member of the 43rd Georgian Light Infantry Battalion moves into position during a June 10, 2015, joint force protection mission with USA forces outside Bagram Air Field in central Afghanistan.

A coalition official told CNN that some USA military personnel were wounded and evacuated after what appears to be an insider or "green-on-blue" attack by an Afghan soldier.

The NATO-led mission said it has opened an investigation.

Camp Shaheen is home to the Afghans 209th Corps and was the site of a complex Taliban attack in April that killed more than 130 Afghan soldiers.

"And the attacker was killed in exchange of fire", Qahar Aram, a spokesman of Corps 209 Shaheen, told Xinhua. A tweet from the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support described it as an "insider attack". Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the armed group, said at the time that a Taliban loyalist had infiltrated the Afghan army "just to attack foreign forces". The Taliban claimed responsibility.

"US soldiers have been wounded".

No US troops were killed. A fourth US solider was wounded in that attack.

Green-on-blue attacks have been a major problem during NATO's long years fighting alongside Afghan forces.


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