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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