Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

Sunday’s attack came a day after an Afghan commando fired on USA troops, wounding seven American soldiers.

At least one Afghan soldier was killed and several American soldiers were wounded in an incident at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official said.

In addition to the dead, nine police officers and nine civilians were wounded, he said.

A spokesman for the U.S. military command in Kabul denied earlier comments by an Afghan official that Americans had been killed, but confirmed that an unspecified number of soldiers had been wounded.

Three American troops were wounded Saturday in an insider attack by an Afghan soldier at a military base, an official said, as the United States appears set to boost its troop presence in the country.

The insider attack took place at 2 p.m. yesterday at an Afghan National Army headquarters at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan’s third largest city.

There has been an attack in northern Afghanistan which targeted the Camp at Shaheen.

As many as five militants tried to blow themselves up at the high-security office of the police, shortly after which the Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility. “We are investigating and have no reports yet of any foreign troops killed in the attack”.

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

One was still holding out more than six hours later, said Shirzad, whose city centre base houses both regular policemen and police special forces.

It remains unclear as to whether the slain Afghan, who is reported to have been a commando, was the perpetrator of the attack. The soldiers were assisting operations against the Islamic State in the restive eastern province.

However, the Taliban have claimed credit for the shooting.

“At this time we can confirm there are no USA or NATO Resolute Support fatalities”. He told the Senate Armed Services Committee, “We’re not winning in Afghanistan right now”, but insisted he didn’t plan on changing troop deployments just yet.

The latest attack comes at a time when the Pentagon is planning to send nearly 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, hoping to break a stalemate in the 16-year war, the Associated Press reported, citing an unidentified official.

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