Shooting breaks out between Afghan and NATO forces

An Afghan soldier was killed after a firefight between Afghan and NATO forces in Eastern Afghanistan

Shooting breaks out between Afghan and NATO forces

World Bulletin / News Desk

 At least one Afghan soldier was killed on Wednesday when a firefight broke out between Afghan and U.S. security forces at a compound where a senior U.S. diplomat met a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, police sources said.

Five others were wounded, including two American soldiers, in the shooting, which broke out shortly after the diplomat left the compound aboard a helicopter, according to U.S. and Afghan sources.

The American soldiers, who are part of NATO's Resolute Support mission, had been leaving the venue to return to Camp Gamberi in east Afghanistan where they were stationed.

It was unclear who had fired first, police said. An Afghan soldier was being questioned, police added. They had no other details on the American casualties.

The U.S. embassy in Kabul issued a statement on the incident.

"We are aware that there was an exchange of gunfire involving Resolute Support service members... All Chief of Mission personnel of the visiting party are accounted for," the U.S. embassy said.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Nisan 2015, 14:40
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