7 US soldiers injured in inside attack at Afghan military camp
The US military command in Kabul confirmed that an unspecified number of American soldiers were injured in an incident at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, but denied that there were any fatalities among US service members.
Incident at Camp Shaheen Under Investigation pic.twitter.com/EZR9qqA8XM— Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) June 17, 2017
Later, the US military command in Kabul confirmed that seven US servicemen were injured in the attack and evacuated for treatment, adding that the circumstances of the attack are still being investigated.
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) 17 июня 2017 г.
Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the Afghan Army's 209th Corps, said earlier that the Americans were "shot and killed" by an Afghan solider, Reuters reported.
According to TOLO news, those injured in the shooting were instructors for Afghan soldiers at Camp Shaheen in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which serves as HQ for the 209th Corps. The attacker was reportedly killed by other Afghan soldiers.
The base itself came into the international spotlight in April when Taliban infiltrators managed to kill over 100 soldiers there.
The Taliban took credit for the attack, saying the perpetrator was one of its infiltrators.
Three American soldiers were injured in Helmand province in March in a similar type of attack, which are dubbed “green-on-blue” in military slang.