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Afghan soldier shoots dead US counterpart

Afghan soldier shoots dead US counterpart

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Jan 09, 2012 - 11:02

QALAT (PAN): An Afghan soldier opened fire on international soldiers, killing one of them and wounding some others in southern Afghanistaninfo-icon, the alliance said on Monday.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAFinfo-icon) servicemember was killed late on Sunday in the south, apparently by a member of the Afghan National Army (ANA), a statement from the NATOinfo-icon-led troops said.

In line with its policy, ISAF neither disclosed the nationalities of the victims nor the exact location of the incident. However, the ANA spokesman, Pamiri, said the shooting took place at the 205th Atal Military Corps playground.

The attacker, with possible links to militants, was killed on the spot by NATO-led soldiers, he said. An investigation had been launched into the incident.

After verbal clash, the ANA soldier opened fire on the international troops, killing one of them and injuring several others, a security official said on condition of anonymity. The soldier shot himself dead after attacking foreign troops, he added.

So far this year, 11 international soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. Last year, 566 foreign troops were killed in the country.

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