19 Mar '17, 6pm

Afghan soldier wounds 3 US troops in insider attack

An Afghan soldier opened fire on US troops as they were training Afghan forces on a base in Helmand province. Three US soldiers were wounded in the first reported insider attack this year, where Afghan security personnel opened fire on their coalition counterparts. Resolute Support, NATO’s mission in Afghanistan, acknowledged the incident in a statement released on Twitter. 3 US soldiers wounded when shot by Afghan soldier on a base in Helmand Province. US soldiers receiving medical care. Updates as appropriate. — Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) March 19, 2017 The aassault was carried out by an Afghan National Army officer from the 215 Maiwand Army Corps “during a military training exercise,” TOLONews reported . US troops reportedly killed the Afghan soldier. The 215 Maiwand Army Corps is based in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, which is heavily contested...

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