Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4

Four US soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

At least one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, the USA official said.

Insider attacks had frequently happened in the past, when Afghan soldiers or policemen fired on foreign forces, causing casualties.

"At this time we can confirm there are no USA or NATO Resolute Support fatalities".

Earlier this year in March a similar insider attack wounded three United States soldiers at an Afghan military complex in Helmand province.

Several US military personnel were wounded and evacuated in a violent "incident" Saturday at Camp Shaheen in northern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said. Araam said the soldiers returned fire and killed the attacker.

"US soldiers have been wounded". US soldiers have been wound. A tweet from the NATO-led Operation Resolute Support described it as an "insider attack".

Three U.S. Army soldiers - Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland; Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and Cpl.

Saturday's attack marks at least the second violent incident this month involving American personnel embedded with Afghan security forces. Western officials say most insider attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots.

US President Donald Trump is learned to have delegated authority on the number of troops in Afghanistan to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "We only have reports of injured foreign troops", said Muhammad Radmanish, the ministry's spokesman. "We will not be deterred, the NATO-Afghan partnership is strong".

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