Afghan soldier attacks foreign soldiers, wounding 4

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Seven US military service members were wounded Saturday (June 17) in an insider attack at Camp Shaheen in northern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said.

The attack was reportedly by an afghan Soldier and it is termed as a insider act.

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.

On June 10, an Afghan army commando killed three USA soldiers and wounded another.

In between those two attacks, Department of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis confirmed he'd been given the authority to set troop levels in Afghanistan.

NATO's Resolute Support later tweeted that seven USA servicemembers were wounded and evacuated for treatment.

According to Afghan news agency Pajhwok Afghan News, four North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers were killed in attack by an Afghan soldier in northern Balkh province and details were awaited.

A Taliban spokesman praised the attack, but did not claim responsibility.

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Officials from the government hospital have also confirmed that over 20 civilians have also been wounded in the attack.

Afghan policemen gather at the site of an attack Sunday in Gardez.

Afghanistan has always been facing instability due to continued fighting between the government forces and the Taliban radical movement, which seized vast territories in the Afghan rural areas.

He says two of the attackers were shot by security forces and probably one more attacker is still resisting.

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

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said this week that he will present a new United States military strategy for Afghanistan, along with adjusted troop numbers, in the coming weeks to President Donald Trump. The soldiers were assisting operations against the Islamic State in the restive eastern province of Afghanistan.

Taliban-led insurgency has been on the rampage since late April when the Taliban launched their annual rebel offensive and intensified attacks across the country. There has been no causality reported by the US Troops.

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