7 US soldiers injured in Afghan insider attack

Saturday 17 June 2017 5 months ago 44   Kabul    Print

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Report  Web desk : KABUL: At least seven American troops were wounded Saturday in an insider attack by an Afghan soldier at a military base, as the US appears set to boost its troop presence in the country. The shootout at Camp Shaheen near northern Mazar-i-Sharif city is the second green-on-blue attack where Afghan soldiers turn their weapons on international forces assisting them reported this week. It comes as Washington is expected to announce an increase in the US military deployment in the country to bolster Afghan forces who are struggling to contain the Taliban nationwide offensive. Seven US service members wounded, evacuated for treatment, US-led NATO forces said in a brief statement on Twitter. Insider attack Camp Shaheen, Mazar-i-Sharif under investigation.(01)