Afghan soldier kills 2 U.S. troops

An Afghan soldier posted outside a prison to house Afghans transferred from Guantanamo Bay killed two of his American military trainers Sunday, a U.S. spokesman said.

Afghan soldier kills 2 U.S. troops
An Afghan soldier posted outside a prison to house Afghans transferred from Guantanamo Bay killed two of his American military trainers Sunday, a U.S. spokesman said.

The gunman was shot dead by other Afghan troops at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, some 20 miles east of Kabul, said Maj. Sheldon Smith, a spokesman for Combined Security Transition Command, which trains Afghan security forces. The shooter also wounded two U.S. soldiers.

The four American soldiers were working as mentors to Afghan troops providing external security for the prison, Smith said. U.S. and Afghan authorities were trying to determine the motive for the attack, Smith said.

"All indications are" that the shooter was a member of the Afghan National Army, the force trained mainly by the American military, Smith said.

Afghan soldiers with their U.S. trainers have been deployed at the prison since the opening last month of a new high-security wing designed to eventually house Afghans released from the U.S. jail for "suspects".
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