Sunday, June 18, 2017

Seven Soldiers Wounded By Afghan Soldier

Seven GIs among eight wounded in Afghanistan shooting
Boston Herald
Brian Dowling
Sunday, June 18, 2017

An Afghan soldier turned his weapon on coalition forces at a base in northern Afghanistan, wounding eight people, including seven U.S. soldiers — the second such insider attack in the turbulent Middle Eastern country this month.

The group of 39 nations advising and assisting the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces said seven U.S. soldiers and one Afghan soldier were wounded when the rogue Afghan trooper opened fire.

“We have an enemy who is actively trying to drive a wedge between us,” Operation Resolute Support said in a statement. “We will not be deterred.”
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