WASHINGTON (Somaliguardian) – Two US troops were killed and six others injured when a man in an Afghan uniform armed with a machine gun opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said on Saturday.
The attack which took place in Nangarhar province occurred after a combined US and Afghan force completed a “key-leader engagement,” Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
“We are still collecting information and the cause or motive behind the attack is unknown at this time,” Legett added.
Senior Afghan security officials in Nangarhar province, told media earlier on Saturday that clashes took place between US and Afghan forces, and casualties were feared.
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