Attacker in Afghan uniform kills 2 NATO troops

Attacker in Afghan uniform kills 2 NATO troops

KABUL, Afghanistan - The Associated Press
Attacker in Afghan uniform kills 2 NATO troops

A U.S. Army soldier of PRT Laghman, 1st Battalion, 143 Airborne Infantry and an Afghan National Army soldier secure the perimeter of a government building. REUTERS photo

Officials say an Afghan in an army uniform has shot and killed two international service members inside a NATO base in southern Afghanistan.

NATO spokesman Maj. Jason Waggoner says the attack happened Monday morning in southern Afghanistan. He says a man in an Afghan army uniform killed two service members and the gunman was shot dead. He declined to provide further details.

A Western official in southern Afghanistan confirmed that the incident happened at a base in Lashkar Gah, Helmand province, but declined to give further details. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information had not been officially released.

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