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Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

18 June 2017, 01:22 | Ignacio Ramos

BREAKING: Four US soldiers shot & killed in 'insider attack' at Afghanistan military base

Four US soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier attacked foreign troops at a military base in the north of the country on Saturday, officials said.

The injured troops have been evacuated for treatment, the mission said in a statement.

"The incident is now under investigation", the statement read.

Militants plan so-called green-on-blue attacks in order to destabilize trust between Western service members and local soldiers, but they can also stem from local soldiers lashing out due to personal grievances.

At least three United States troops were wounded on Saturday when an Afghan soldier opened fire at them at a military base in northern Afghanistan, the defence ministry said, in an apparent insider attack.

A spokesman for the 209th Corps, Abdul Qahar Aram, previously said that an Afghan soldier had opened fire on foreign forces stationed in that base. "Insider attack Camp Shaheen, Mazar-e Sharif under investigation".

On Saturday, Mujahid praised the camp Shaheen attack in a statement sent to the media, but did not claim Taliban responsibility. The attackers were disguised in Afghan army uniforms. One Afghan soldier was killed and another was wounded, the coalition said.

The U.S. now has roughly 8,400 troops in Afghanistan (excluding those in country on a temporary basis), while North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and coalition allies have a total of about 5,000 forces.

U.S. troops are also at risk in other parts of Afghanistan.

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