ISAF Soldier Killed by Attacker in Afghan Army Uniform
(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- An individual dressed in an Afghan National Army uniform opened fire on coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan Friday, killing one service member, according to NATO's International Security Assistance Force.
The ISAF did not identify the nationality of the fallen soldier, but the police chief of Ghaziabad, in Kunar province, said the troop was American.
The police chief added that two other soldiers were wounded in the attack. The gunman managed to escape.
The Taliban has since claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying the person posing as an Afghan soldier was a Taliban infiltrator sent to join the Afghan National Army months ago, with the specific mission of turning his gun against U.S. forces.
NATO said the incident is being investigated.
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