Kabul: An Afghan soldier opened fire on an American service member and a local interpreter in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a string of attacks against U.S. and other foreign forces by their Afghan partners, media reported on Thursday.
According to reports in the insider attack in southern Kandahar province, an Afghan soldier opened fire with a machine gun from atop a building, killing a U.S. soldier and an Afghan interpreter and wounding three other coalition service members before he was gunned down.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release details.
The U.S. military officially confirmed only that a man wearing an Afghan army uniform turned his gun on coalition service members late Wednesday, killing one. The incident was under investigation, the military said.
In the east, meanwhile, three U.S. service members were killed in a bomb attack, according to NATO and a U.S. official. The official confirmed the nationalities on condition of anonymity because the information had not yet been publicly released.
Since the beginning of the year, there have been at least 16 such attacks against American and other international troops.