Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

Afghan soldier wounds 7 American soldiers

An Afghan soldier opened fire on foreign troops at a military base in northern Afghanistan, leaving at least seven USA troops injured.

In a statement released on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban claimed the strike under the aegis of Operation Mansouri, its most recent spring offensive. He said one of the attackers was still holding out.

"At this time we can confirm there are no USA or NATO Resolute Support fatalities", a coalition spokesman said in a brief statement. No US troops were killed.

The U.S. soldiers wounded in the attack were evacuated for treatment, military officials said.

On 11 June, the Taliban claimed a similar operation in the east of the country: an Afghan soldier opened fire on USA troops killing three soldiers and wounding a fourth in an operation against insurgents in the eastern province.

No US military troops were killed in the attack, the official said. That was one of the deadliest Taliban attacks on an Afghan army base to date.

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Three American soldiers were killed during a joint U.S.

The incident occurred at Camp Shaheen and wounded soldiers have been medevaced to nearby hospitals, officials said.

The Afghan National Police (ANP) headquarters in the city of Gardez, provincial capital of the southeastern Paktia province is a two-hour drive from the national capital Kabul. The nationality of the other injured soldiers was not immediately known.

"The Taliban have been able to bring in soldiers into the Afghan army and make them sleepers, as it were, until the right time", journalist Ahmed Rashid told Weekend All Things Considered in April.

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