KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — An Afghan infantryman non-stop fire Sunday inside a bottom in the southern Helmand province, wounding 3 U.S. soldiers before being shot dead.
Navy Cpt. Bill Salvin, a U.S. military spokesman, pronounced bloc forces had killed the infantryman “to finish the attack,” but Col. Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, an Afghan army spokesman, pronounced the infantryman had done a “mistake” and had not fired deliberately.
Several U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan in new years in supposed insider attacks carried out by Afghan police or soldiers. In October, an Afghan man in a military uniform shot passed a U.S. infantryman and an American municipal executive inside a military bottom in Kabul before being killed.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, Taliban insurgents pounded a district domicile in the Kandahar range using a self-murder automobile bomb, pronounced Samim Khpolwak, a orator for the governor. He declined to contend how many people were killed or wounded.
A confidence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity since he was not certified to recover information, pronounced 6 police were killed and 5 others were bleeding in the assault, which was claimed by the Taliban.
In the southern Zabul province, an army operation killed 13 Taliban and bleeding 11 others, pronounced Gen. Sadiqullah Saberi. He pronounced two Afghan soldiers were killed and 3 others were bleeding by a roadside explosve during the operation.
Two Taliban commanders were killed in an apparent U.S. drone strike in the Barmal district of the eastern Paktika province, pronounced Mohammad Rahman Ayaz, orator for the provincial governor. Another 10 insurgents were killed in a apart drone strike in the Dand-e Patan district of adjacent Paktia province, pronounced Gov. Zelmai Wessa.
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