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Four US troops killed, seven wounded in Afghan ‘insider attack’

KABUL – In another insider attack, an Afghan soldier opened fire and killed four US soldiers and wounded seven at a military base. 

The incident took place just a day after the US President Donald Trump announced to boost its troop presence in the country.

The shootout at Camp Shaheen near northern Mazar-i-Sharif city is the second “green-on-blue” attack — where Afghan soldiers turn their weapons on international forces assisting them — reported this week.

It comes as Washington is expected to announce an increase in the US military deployment in the country to bolster Afghan forces who are struggling to contain the Taliban’s nationwide offensive.

“Seven US service members wounded, evacuated for treatment,” US-led NATO forces said in a brief statement on Twitter. “Insider attack Camp Shaheen, Mazar-i-Sharif under investigation.”

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