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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:50 AM

Four US soldiers shot dead in apparent insider attack, Afghan official says

Source: Reuters


US military command in Kabul confirms it is ‘aware of an incident’ at Camp Shaheen, headquarters of 209th Corps in northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif


An Afghan soldier mans a checkpoint in Jalalabad. Photograph: Ghulamullah Habibi/EPA


Reuters in Kabul

Saturday 17 June 2017 09.24 EDT

At least four American soldiers were shot and killed in an apparent insider attack by an Afghan soldier at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a military official said.


“An Afghan soldier shot and killed four American troops inside the base,” said Abdul Qahar Araam, spokesman for the Afghan army’s 209th Corps. “We are investigating.”

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Three Americans were killed by an Afghan soldier in Nangahar province last weekend. On Thursday, a Trump administration official was reported to have said 4,000 more US troops would be sent to the country.......................



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/17/four-us-soldiers-killed-afghanistan-camp-shaheen





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riversedge Jun 2017 OP
TEB Jun 2017 #1
Skittles Jun 2017 #8
Historic NY Jun 2017 #2
riversedge Jun 2017 #3
Eugene Jun 2017 #4
madokie Jun 2017 #5
elmac Jun 2017 #7
Sunlei Jun 2017 #10
msongs Jun 2017 #6
Sunlei Jun 2017 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:52 AM

1. Prayers

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Response to TEB (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:43 PM

8. If prayer worked

Oh never mind

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 10:57 AM

2. US is denying that account from Afghan army's 209th Corps,

At least one Afghan soldier was killed and several American soldiers were wounded in an incident at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official said.

A spokesman for the U.S. military command in Kabul denied earlier comments by an Afghan official that Americans had been killed, but confirmed that an unspecified number of soldiers had been wounded at Camp Shaheen, the headquarters of the Afghan army's 209th Corps in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

At least one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, the U.S. official said.


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack-idUSKBN1980HJ




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Response to Historic NY (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:27 AM

3. good news. Hope it is true

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:09 PM

4. Reuters: Seven U.S. soldiers wounded in insider attack at Afghan base: official

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS | Sat Jun 17, 2017 | 12:00pm EDT

Seven U.S. soldiers wounded in insider attack at Afghan base: official

By Abdul Matin | MAZAR-I-SHARIF, AFGHANISTAN

At least one Afghan was killed and seven American soldiers were wounded in an "insider attack" at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official said.

A spokesman for the U.S. military command in Kabul said earlier comments by an Afghan official that Americans had been killed were incorrect.

But he confirmed that seven soldiers had been evacuated after being wounded in the incident at Camp Shaheen, the headquarters of the Afghan army's 209th Corps in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif.

At least one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, the U.S. official said. He could not immediately say if the suspected shooter was among the dead or wounded.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-attack-idUSKBN1980HJ

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 12:20 PM

5. All we're doing over there is making more Terrorist

why can't the PTB not see that.

Oh thats right they do but want to be that way as it allows them to continue on their nefarious ways

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Response to madokie (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 02:20 PM

7. and its radicalizing US soldiers

my nephew, who used to be quite progressive, served several tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, is now an anti Muslim right winger. Another casualty of the military industrial complex.

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Response to madokie (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:01 PM

10. REPUBLICANS' PRESIDENT MAKE AMERICA HATE

REPUBLICANS' PRESIDENT = MAKE AMERICA HATE

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 01:14 PM

6. will trump make an announcement on live TV? maybe the soldiers weren't republicans nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:00 PM

9. 7 wounded.There is so much friction between USA troops and Afghan trainees. Not safe boots on ground

Republicans are fucking warmongers. FOR WHAT!?!

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