Sunday, March 19, 2017

Afghan Soldier Shoots, Wounds 3 US Soldiers; Inside Attacker Quickly Shot, Killed by Troops

At least three American soldiers were wounded today (March 19, 2017) when an Afghan soldier opened fire at them in southern Afghanistan, according to the VOA (Voice of America) News website.

The incident happened during a training exercise at a military base in the Helmand province. The U.S. soldiers are receiving medical care, said NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Afghan officials say that the attacker was swiftly shot and killed by foreign troops.

So-called "insider attacks" in which Afghan security personnel turn their guns on colleagues before fleeing to Taliban insurgents have taken place repeatedly in recent months.

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