Afghan official: Afghan soldier kills 2 U.S. soldiers

KABUL, Afghanistan – Two AMERICAN soldiers were killed Saturday when an Afghan army soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, an Afghan official said.

Attahullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor in Nangarhar province said that two other AMERICAN soldiers injured in the attack, which took place in the Achin district. He said that the Afghan soldier was killed after the attack.

The US military did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Such insider attacks have happened in Afghanistan. In March, an Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on foreign forces at a base in Helmand province, injuring three AMERICAN soldiers.

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