At least two American advisers, one soldier and one civilian, have been killed, and three others wounded, following an attack by a lone gunman, at a military base, in Afghanistan.
A gunman, reportedly in an Afghan army uniform, shot dead two American advisers and wounded three on Wednesday near a base outside the Afghan capital before being killed himself, officials said.
The American deaths included one soldier and one civilian, while one soldier and two civilians were injured and in stable condition, the US military command in Kabul said.
“The two individuals were killed during an attack near a coalition base by an unknown assailant, who was later killed,” it said in a statement. “They were conducting duties as part of the larger NATO mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security services.”
About 13,000 international troops and thousands of civilian contractors remain in Afghanistan to train and assist government forces battling Taliban insurgents who seek to reimpose fundamentalist Islamic rule 15 years after they lost power in a US-led military intervention.