A gunman in an Afghan army uniform has shot dead two American advisers and wounded three near a base outside the Afghan capital before being killed himself according to government officials.
Earlier today a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform has attacked several American advisors and representatives, resulting into the death of two and the wound of three of them. The American deaths included one soldier and one civilian, while one soldier and two civilians were injured and in stable condition.
According to the U.S. military command in Kabul:
“The two individuals were killed during an attack near a coalition base by an unknown assailant, who was later killed. They were conducting duties as part of the larger NATO mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security services.”
About 13,000 international troops and thousands of civilian contractors remain in Afghanistan to train and assist government forces battling Taliban insurgents who seek to reimpose fundamentalist Islamic rule 15 years after they lost power in a U.S.-led military intervention.
The lone gunman opened fire while the Americans were at the gate of an Afghan military ammunition supply depot near Camp Moreshead outside Kabul, said a U.S. official. The shooting took place at about 11 a.m., while the international troops were visiting a base in Kabul, said Dawlat Waziri, an Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman.
For the moment the suspected attacker remains unidentified and it is not known if he was linked to many terrorist organization. U.S. officials said they were investigating the incident.