At least 7 United States soldiers wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire

At least 7 United States soldiers wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire

An Afghan soldier shot and injured seven USA soldiers in an apparent inside attack at a military base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a military official said.

Thousands of worldwide troops remain in the country to train and assist Afghan security forces as well as carry out counterterrorism missions. They said one of the tools they would employ to carry out their strategy would be insider attacks. When the Afghan attacker fired on the soldiers, troops returned fire and killed the attacker.

"We are not winning in Afghanistan right now", Mattis told Congress on Tuesday, "and we will correct this as soon as possible".

Col. Abdul Qahar Aram, spokesman for the 209th Corps, said an Afghan soldier had opened fire, wounding foreign soldiers in the garrison area of the camp. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Dillon C. Baldridge, 22 of Youngsville, North Carolina - were killed June 10 when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in Peka Valley, located in Nangarhar Province.

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

Seven US soldiers were injured on Saturday in an attack by an Afghan soldier who turned his weapon on his instructors and advisers.

This Taliban faction has a significant presence in Paktia province, where today's suicide assault took place.

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And earlier this year, Taliban fighters dressed as Afghan soldiers stormed Camp Shaheen, killing more than 160 people at the base in northern Afghanistan. The nationality of the other injured soldiers was not immediately known. A spokeswoman for the German forces at the joint missions command in Potsdam said "according to what we know right now, no Germans were affected".

Gannon reported from Islamabad, Pakistan.

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