Three US troops wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire

Three US troops wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire
  • Afghan army spokesman calls shooting a ‘mistake’ that was not deliberate
  • Shooter was shot dead at base in southern Helmand province

An Afghan soldier opened fire on Sunday inside a base in the southern Helmand province, wounding three US soldiers before being shot dead, an Afghan official said.

Colonel Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, an army spokesman, said the soldier had made a “mistake” and had not fired deliberately. A coalition-run Twitter account said an Afghan soldier shot and wounded three American soldiers, without providing further details.

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