Pentagon: 3 USA soldiers killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 22, 2017

The Afghan soldier was killed in the attack.

But the governor's office in Nangarhar province says it took place there, where American special forces have been fighting alongside Afghans against Islamic State and the Taliban.

Several American servicemen have been killed and injured after coming under fire in a "green-on-blue" attack in eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon has announced.

Three US soldiers were wounded after being shot by an Afghan soldier in a base in Helmand province on March 19.

Afghanistan has been hit by numerous violent attacks in recent weeks with the launch of the Taliban's spring offensive, including a massive bomb attack in the capital, Kabul, that killed more than 150 people.

The shooter was killed immediately. When heroes fall, Americans grieve.

He said the Afghan soldier was killed in the incident on Saturday.

Air raids by U.S. fighter jets have sharply increased in recent months, just as the White House considers requests from military commanders to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan. He said the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of American heroes".

Both Afghan and American officials said they were investigating the incident.

The Achin District is home to a USA army base that is tasked with ant-terrorism operations.

Beginning in 2016, Afghan security forces backed by United States military advisers launched a major offensive against ISIS.

The Afghan conflict is the longest in American history, with US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops at war there since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime. There is no indication that the operation did any material harm to the Taliban base itself, which apparently was to be their intended target until they saw a random patrol wandering around the area and made a decision to attack that instead.

The group once controlled Afghanistan, and has recently regained its influence over Afghanistan. US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops have been at war there since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime.

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