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US soldier dies in Afghan shooting incident

US soldier dies in Afghan shooting incident

NATO says a U.S. service member has died in a shooting incident in western Afghanistan.
NATO offered no other details, but Afghan Gen. Jalander Shah Bahnam said an Afghan soldier opened fire Tuesday after NATO troops tried to prevent him from approaching an area where an allied helicopter was about to land. He said the American service member died and two Italian soldiers were injured.
Bahnam, the corps commander for the Afghan National Army's western region, said the NATO troops returned fire, injuring the Afghan soldier.
He said the incident happened at a military base in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province.


Updated : 2021-04-21 05:08 GMT+08:00