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.
UPDATE: Seven U.S. service members wounded, evacuated for treatment. Insider attack Camp Shaheen, Mazar-e Sharif under investigation https://t.co/WXujMMXA3U
— Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) June 17, 2017
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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