US military wounded in Afghanistan

Sunday's attack came a day after an Afghan commando fired on US troops, wounding seven American soldiers.

"We are aware of an incident that occurred at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-e Sharif at approximately 2 p.m. local time", a spokesman for Operation Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission to assist Afghan soldiers, posted in a statement on Twitter.

Tabassoom said two suicide attackers died in the suicide auto bombings and three others were killed in the following firefight with the police.

Such "indoor" attacks, in which Afghan soldiers or policemen return their weapons against members of the worldwide coalition responsible for them, is a recurring nightmare for Western forces in Afghanistan.

It comes exactly one week after three USA soldiers were killed in the country's eastern Nangarhar province by an Afghan soldier in an attack that was claimed by the Taliban.

According to NATO's Resolute Support website, the June 17 attack took place at Camp Shaheen, the headquarters of the Afghan Army's 209th corps. The convoy returned fire in self-defense, and there were no USA casualties, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said in a statement.

In a separate statement, a US official said four USA military personnel were wounded.

One attacker is still engaged in a gunfight with the security forces and four attackers have been killed so far in the encounter, officials were reported to have confirmed.


It comes a week after an Afghan army commando shot dead three United States special forces soldiers in eastern Afghanistan. He said a bodyguard was wounded in the attack late Saturday in Puli Alim, the provincial capital.

The Taliban and the Islamic State group have carried out a string of attacks in Afghanistan over the last few weeks.

He said that an investigation was ongoing into the circumstances of the attack.

Western officials say most insider attacks stem from personal grudges and cultural misunderstandings rather than insurgent plots.

The Taliban have taken responsibility for the attack. No US troops were killed.

There are about 8,500 USA troops and 5,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan.

President Trump recently gave James Mattis, the secretary of defense, the authority to increase USA troop levels in the country - and "right now, this new troop request is being worked by the commander in Afghanistan, the National Security Council under H.R. McMaster and senior leaders at the Pentagon", NPR's Tom Bowman told All Things Considered.

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