Afghan soldier kills 2 US soldiers

11 June, 2017, 09:02 | Author: Essie Rivera

He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Kabul did not immediately comment on the killings. The area has been cordoned off by USA troops.

However, Khogyani said "The cause of the shooting is not clear".

President Trump is monitoring the situation, a White House spokesman said.

Vice President Mike Pence held a listening session in Milwaukee on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on small business and families in Wisconsin. When heroes fall, Americans grieve. The U.S. military in a statement apologized for the deaths and said the incident was under investigation. A fourth soldier was wounded and is being treated for injuries. "That Afghan soldier was also killed following the incident".

So-called "green-on-blue" insider attacks by Afghan soldiers on worldwide service members were a major problem several years ago, but now happen less frequently after security measures were improved and the number of foreign troops in the country fell sharply.

The latest counter-ISIS push began in March of this year.

Achin was the also site where U.S. Special Operations troops in April dropped the GBU-43, a 22,000-pound bomb known as the MOAB, on a purported cave complex where insurgents were believed to be hiding.

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Two US soldiers have been killed after an Afghan army soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, an official says.

The incident took place in the Loy Bagh area of Nad Ali district on Friday, said Razia Baluch, a provincial council member from the southern province.

"I can confirm that an infiltrator has shot two Americans dead, and he has been killed in return fire", he said.

Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the Helmand governor, put the toll at three policemen killed and two wounded.

American troops have partnered with Afghan soldiers in raids against IS Khorasan, claiming the local offshoot of the jihadist group based in Iraq and Syria is steadily losing ground in Afghanistan.

Taliban insurgents have made widespread gains in Helmand, seizing numerous province's districts and threatening the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah.

American troops, including special forces, also carry out separate counterterrorism missions. "Additional information will be released as appropriate", the statement said Saturday.

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