Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Foreign Soldiers Wounded in Insider Attack by Afghan Solider

Foreign Soldiers Wounded in Insider Attack by Afghan Solider

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

Seven US soldiers were wounded in the so-called "insider attack" and evacuated for medical treatment, Resolute Support officials said in a statement on Twitter.

Some four NATO-led service members were injured after an Afghan solider opened fire on them during training in a military base in Afghanistan's northern province of Balkh on Saturday, an Afghan army source said. Araam said the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker.

In a separate statement, a US official said four USA military personnel were wounded.

Saturday's incident is the second insider attack in just one week.

"The incident is now under investigation", the statement read. The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack, which unfolded on June 10 in eastern Afghanistan.

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One Afghan soldier was killed, he said.

Camp Shaheen is home to the Afghan army's 209th Corps and was the site of a complex Taliban attack in April that killed more than 130 Afghan soldiers. One other Afghan soldier was wounded.

And earlier this year, Taliban fighters dressed as Afghan soldiers stormed Camp Shaheen, killing more than 160 people at the base in northern Afghanistan.

The US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan formally ended its operations in December 2014 after a presence in the country since 2001 to help local authorities defeat the Taliban Islamist movement. He could not immediately say if the suspected shooter was among the dead or wounded.

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