Three US soldiers wounded in insider attack by Afghan soldier

2017-03-21 00:01:08


AFGHANISTAN, (Daily Mail, US) 19 March 2017 -   An Afghan soldier opened fire Sunday inside a base in the southern Helmand province, wounding three U.S. soldiers before being shot dead.   

Navy Cpt. Bill Salvin, a U.S. military spokesman, said coalition forces had killed the soldier ‘to end the attack,’ but Col. Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, an Afghan army spokesman, said the soldier had made a ‘mistake’ and had not fired deliberately.  Several U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan in recent years in so-called insider attacks carried out by Afghan police or soldiers. 


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