7 U.S. Soilders Injured at Camp Shaheen In Afghanistan

The Pentagon says seven U.S. Soldiers were hurt by an Afghan soldier this week.... in what officials are calling the latest "green-on-blue" attack in just a weeks time.

Pentagon officials say that an Afghan soldier shot and wounded seven U.S. Soldiers at the Camp Shaheen military base in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-sharif.

An Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded. The shooter was also killed.
Afghanistan's ministry of defense said it's investigating this latest incident.

It follows another so-called green-on-blue attack last week, when an Afghan soldier opened fire on U.S. Troops during a joint operation in the Achin district of eastern Afghanistan, killing three army rangers.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for last week's attack...
But while the Taliban praised today's attack, it did not take responsibility for it.

U.S. Officials say most of these attacks stem from cultural misunderstandings or grudges between Afghan and foreign troops, not necessarily a Taliban or terrorist plot.

Whatever the case with this latest attack, it comes as the trump administration is considering deploying as many as 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

A spokesman for operation resolute support says that the seven injured American soldiers were medically evacuated and are recovering in the hospital.


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