Three Americans Killed in ‘Insider Attack’ in Afghanistan

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0  Updated at 7:54 am, June 8th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PATIKA, Afghanistan) — An apparent insider attack has killed three Americans in the Patika region of Afghanistan.

A man wearing an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on his American trainers early Saturday, killing three. Two of the trainers were U.S. soldiers. According to BBC News, when the man began firing, a number of international troops fired back at him.

In an unrelated attack, an Italian soldier was killed with a grenade in the Farah province. According to BBC News, the International Security Assistance Force is terming that incident an “insurgent attack.” Three additional Italian soldiers were wounded in the attack, says BBC News.

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