Afghan kills one, injures two US soldiers

Published April 8th, 2015 - 01:53 GMT
One US soldier was killed and another two injured in Jalalabad on Wednesday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on the troops, an official said Wednesday. (AFP/File)
One US soldier was killed and another two injured in Jalalabad on Wednesday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on the troops, an official said Wednesday. (AFP/File)

One US soldier was killed and another two injured in Jalalabad on Wednesday when an Afghan soldier opened fire on the troops, a US official told AP.

The shots were fired shortly after Afghan provincial leaders met with a US Embassy official in the compound of the provincial governor in Jalalabad. No embassy workers were harmed, NATO told AP, but one soldier was killed in the attack.

The Afghan soldier, identified as Abdul Azim, was also killed when soldiers fired back. The motive was not immediately known. 

It was the second NATO fatality since the beginning of the year since the coalition began its new mission in Afghanistan to support Afghan troops. The first incident in late January killed three American contractors and the Afghan shooter.

 


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