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Three US troops wounded after Afghan soldier opens fire

LASHKAR GAH -- Three US troops were wounded on Sunday after an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a base in the southern province of Helmand, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said.

 

The soldiers are receiving medical care, the NATO-led training and assistance mission said on Twitter.

 

A spokesman for the Afghan military in the south of the country said the Afghan special forces soldier was shot dead after firing at the Americans at Camp Shorab air base at around 3 p.m. local time.

 

"The guard lost his life in exchange of fire," Mohammad Rasoul Zazai told Reuters.