A gunmen in an Afghan army uniform has opened fire on a group of US soldiers, killing at least one American in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.
The shooting took place at 11am local time (0630GMT) on Wednesday while international troops visited a military base in Kabul, according to Dawlat Waziri, a spokesman for the Afghan Ministry of Defence.
“Several other US soldiers were wounded,” said Waziri.
The shooter was killed after the exchange of fire in the Rishkhor neighbourhood of Kabul, which houses an Afghan special forces training centre, he said.
NATO’s Resolute Support mission media relations officer Kevin West said: “We are working to find out more about the alleged incident.”
Dozens of international soldiers and advisors have been killed in attacks by Afghan security forces on their allies.
Since 2008, the blog Long War Journal has registered 92 such attacks with at least 150 international soldiers killed and 187 wounded.
Such attacks are sometimes caused by cultural misunderstandings or personal clashes.
Taliban fighters have also often managed to infiltrate the ranks of Afghan security forces to carry out so-called insider attacks in the past few months.
Turncoat officer reveals Taliban link
Source: News Agencies
Source : Al Jazeera English