US soldiers killed after man in Afghan army uniform opens fire

Deaths come at a sensitive time in 18-year war, with Trump eager to bring troops home and end the US’s longest conflict.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the incident [File: Rahmat Gul/AP]
Two US soldiers have been killed and six others wounded when an individual in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on them with a machinegun in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said.

The incident, which took place in Nangarhar province, occurred after a combined US and Afghan force completed a “key-leader engagement” at a base in Sherzad district, Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement on Saturday.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.