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Seven US Soldiers Wounded In Apparent Afghan Insider Attack

Seven U.S. soldiers were wounded Saturday in an apparent insider attack by Afghan soldier at a base in northern part of the country, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The NATO military command in Afghanistan confirmed the incident saying the service-members were evacuated.

The incident marks the second insider attack in one week after an rogue Afghan soldier turned his gun on multiple U.S. soldiers June 10, killing 3 and wounding another. The Taliban later claimed the June 10 attack.

Insider attacks on Afghan and U.S. forces are a common method of attack in Afghanistan. “I think the signature attack that we’re beginning to see … is going to be the insider attack,” then-Commander of all U.S. forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Allen told “60 Minutes” in 2012.

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