An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier opened fire on US troops, wounding five of them in the central province of Maidan Wardak, officials said on Wednesday.
The shooting took place on Tuesday evening when the ANA soldier entered a military base of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the Hasankhel area of Syedabad district, an official said on condition of anonymity.
The attacker, Wali Mohammad, from northern Kunduz province managed to flee from the area after injuring the five American soldiers, the official said.
The governor’s spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said they were informed about the incident and an investigation was in progress.
The deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defence Brig. Gen. Daulat Waziri said the attacker fled the area without his weapon after injuring the soldiers.
In Kabul, the ISAF media office confirmed the incident and said details would be released once the probe was completed.
ISAF said an individual wearing ANA uniform turned his weapon against foreign soldiers on Tuesday.
“ISAF service members were wounded in the attack and were taken to an ISAF medical facility for treatment,” added the statement.
Source: Pajhwok Afghan News Agency