U.S. soldier killed in possible Afghan insider attack




 
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April 9th, 2015  
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Topic: U.S. soldier killed in possible Afghan insider attack


By Rafiq Sherzad JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An Afghan man dressed in the uniform of local security forces opened fire on U.S. soldiers in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing one American and wounding several more before the shooter himself was killed, a U.S. official said. The Pentagon and U.S. State Department only confirmed an exchange of gunfire between U.S. and Afghan forces, saying an investigation was ongoing. "I can confirm that one American soldier was killed today," Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, told reporters. Asked whether this was an insider attack by an Afghan soldier turning his weapon against NATO forces, Warren said: "It's a little early to tell.




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