Four US soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

US Soldiers Wounded in Afghanistan in Possible Insider Attack

An Afghan soldier is alleged to have fired inside a military compound in northern Afghanistan and injured about seven U.S. troops.

"At this time we can confirm there are no U.S. or NATO Resolute Support fatalities", a coalition spokesman said in a brief statement.

An apparent insider attack in northern Afghanistan on Saturday left four US troops wounded, USA and Afghan officials said. Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the armed group, said at the time that a Taliban loyalist had infiltrated the Afghan army "just to attack foreign forces".

Last week, a Taliban infiltrator in the Afghan army shot two USA soldiers dead before being killed.

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The attack appears to have been a "green-on-blue" act by an Afghan soldier, a coalition official told CNN.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Saturday's attack.

The shootout at Camp Shaheen near northern Mazar-i-Sharif city is the second "green-on-blue" attack - where Afghan soldiers turn their weapons on global forces assisting them - reported this week.

The incident is now under investigation. There were no US fatalities. "Initial information shows three United States soldiers visiting the base were wounded", ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told AFP. -Afghan military operation in Nangarhar province last weekend.

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He said the attacker was shot dead.

And earlier this year, Taliban fighters dressed as Afghan soldiers stormed Camp Shaheen, killing more than 160 people at the base in northern Afghanistan.

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would present options on Afghanistan to President Donald Trump "very soon".

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