Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
Local | By Vivian Poole

Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers


Last Saturday (June 10), three US soldiers were killed and another was wounded during a joint US-Afghan military operation in Afghanistan's Achin district. "One Afghan soldier was killed and one ws wounded in the incident".

An Afghan commando shot dead three US soldiers last Saturday in eastern Nangarhar province. Seven US military service members were wounded. It is the second such attack in the past week and the USA military confirms that at least some of the casualties are American soldiers.

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

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The incident took place in the restive Achin district of the eastern Nangarhar province, where the USA and the Afghan forces are engaged in an intensive operation against the Daesh militants.

The incident occurred at Camp Shaheen and wounded soldiers have been medevaced to nearby hospitals, officials said.

It comes exactly one week after three United States soldiers were killed in the country's eastern Nangarhar province by an Afghan soldier in an attack that was claimed by the Taliban. This is the second insider attack in a week. The Taliban claimed responsibility for that attack.

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The attack was reportedly by an afghan Soldier and it is termed as a insider act.

Similar incidents have also plagued Afghan troops, depleting morale and causing mistrust within security ranks.

Coalition countries, led by the U.S., are considering sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan to help advise and assist Afghan forces struggling against Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group.

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