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Gunman opens fire on Nato troops in Afghanistan

Published Dec 26, 2011 07:18am

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KABUL: Military authorities say an individual wearing an Afghan army uniform has opened fire on coalition troops in western Afghanistan.

A Nato statement said on Monday there were no fatalities among alliance soldiers. A Defense Ministry spokesman said they were investigating Saturday's shooting.

An official who asked not to be named because the investigation is ongoing said an Afghan man died and several coalition troops were wounded in the shooting at an outpost in Bala Boluk district.

If the probe confirms that the gunman was a soldier, the shooting will be the latest in a series of attacks by Afghans against coalition partners.

Those shootings have raised fears of Taliban infiltration as Nato speeds up the training of Afghan security forces.


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