American soldiers wounded, not killed in incident at Afghan base

The Pentagon has asked the White House to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan to join the 8,400 currently thereWAKIL KOHSAR

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 us military official said.

Around four North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers were killed in attack by an Afghan soldier in northern Balkh province, reports Pajhwok Afghan News.

At a base in Afghanistan the attack killed at least four American soldiers.

Initially conflicting reports emerged about the number of casualties in the attack, with Afghan officials telling Reuters that four U.S. troops had been killed; that number has since been revised.

The base is the headquarters of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army and is located near the city of Mazar-e Sharif.

Local residents say they have seen military helicopters hovering over the area.

Camp Shaheen, where the 209th Corps is based, was also the site of a large Taliban attack in April that left hundreds of Afghan soldiers dead. It said one Afghan soldier was killed and one wounded.

The NATO-led mission said it has opened an investigation.

The incident took place in the restive Achin district of the eastern Nangarhar province, where the USA and the Afghan forces are engaged in an intensive operation against the Daesh militants. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week. "One Afghan soldier was killed and one was wounded in the incident".

A member of the 43rd Georgian Light Infantry Battalion moves into position during a June 10, 2015, joint force protection mission with US forces outside Bagram Air Field in central Afghanistan.

The incident comes just days after President Trump delegated authority to Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis to set US troop levels in Afghanistan, opening the door for a possible of influx of forces that could number in the thousands.

The U.S. now has roughly 8,400 troops in Afghanistan (excluding those in country on a temporary basis), while North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and coalition allies have a total of about 5,000 forces.

The Afghan conflict is the longest in American history, with US-led forces at war there since 2001, after the ousting of the Taliban regime.

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