(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Two U.S. troops are dead after an apparent “insider” attack in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.
According to officials, a gunman wearing an Afghan police uniform opened fire at a police training facility in Wardak province, killing the American soldiers and three Afghan police officers. The International Security Assistance Force says “several others” were also wounded.
A joint U.S.-Afghan team is investigating the shooting.
The attack comes on the heels of Afghan President Hamid Karzai accusing the U.S. of wanting instability in Afghanistan simply to prove that more American troops need to stay beyond 2014.
Those accusations were categorically rejected by the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford.
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