Afghan soldier opens fire on US troops, 3 wounded

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The spokesman for the corps, Abdul Qahar Aram, said the four soldiers, who were trainers, are wounded in the incident and have been taken to hospital.

Attacker is killed after wounding seven United States troops at a northern Afghanistan base in second "insider attack" in a week.

An investigation has been launched into the incident, he added but did not detail the incident.

The U.S. military says that seven America soldiers were wounded in the insider attack by an Afghan soldier.

An Afghan soldier has opened fire on American troops, wounding at least seven of them, before being shot dead in a military base in northern Afghanistan, officials said, in the second so-called "insider attack" in the past week. US soldiers have been wounded.

Militants plan so-called green-on-blue attacks in order to destabilize trust between Western service members and local soldiers, but they can also stem from local soldiers lashing out due to personal grievances.

US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces confirmed that American soldiers had been wounded in "an incident" at Camp Shaheen, without specifying a number.

Three U.S. Army soldiers - Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland; Sgt. William M. Bays, 29 of Barstow, California; and Cpl. "We only have reports of injured foreign troops", said Muhammad Radmanish, the ministry's spokesman.

The Pentagon is weighing the possibility of sending thousands more troops to the country to train Afghan forces to break what Lt. Gen. John Nicholson calls a stalemate there.

The Afghan conflict is the longest in American history, with US-led forces at war there since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime.

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