7 American Soldiers Wounded During Attack On Base In Afghanistan

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Seven American soldiers were wounded and one Afghan soldier was killed in a shooting at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a US military official said.

The spokesman for US military command in Kabul denied reports by an Afghan official that Americans had been killed, but confirmed that seven US soldiers were wounded at Camp Shaheen, which is the headquarters of the Afghan army’s 209th Corps in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

At least one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, the official said, adding that he could not immediately say if the suspected gunman was among the dead or wounded.

Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the Afghan army’s 209th Corps, said earlier: “An Afghan soldier shot and killed four American troops inside the base. We are investigating.”

The German military heads the multinational advising mission based in Mazar-i-Sharif. 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.”read more at theguardian.com

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