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One Afghan Soldier Killed, 7 U.S. Soldiers Wounded In Insider Attack


An Afghan soldier adjusts his weapon in Kabul on June 16.

At least one Afghan soldier has been killed and seven U.S. service personnel wounded in a so-called insider attack at an Afghan National Army base in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif.

A U.S. military spokesman in Kabul also said that at least one Afghan soldier was wounded in the June 17 attack, in which a rogue Afghan soldier opened fire on his comrades.

An Afghan National Army spokesman said the rogue soldier was also killed in the ensuing shoot-out.

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued a statement taking responsibility for the incident.

The attack occurred at Camp Shaheen, the headquarters of the Afghan Army's 209th Corps.

In April, Taliban militants launched a major attack on the base that left more than 130 Afghan personnel dead.

On June 11, three U.S. soldiers were killed and one was wounded in an insider attack at a base in Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and dpa

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