US Soldier Wounded in Apparent Afghan Insider Attack

The Pentagon has announced that they are questioning an occurrence in which a US infantryman was bleeding after being shot by a pro-government Afghan company in the Nangarhar Province.

Details are still not wholly transparent on what happened, but the US troops were in an “active belligerent engagement” in the Achin District of Nangarhar, an area that has one of the biggest numbers of ISIS fighters in Afghanistan.

A internal MP claimed two US soldiers were killed in the incident, yet the Pentagon denied any troops were killed, and only one wounded. The MP also says a US airstrike was called in against the militia, killing 22 of them.

Insider attacks were a outrageous problem for US troops in Afghanistan until new years, when manners were put in place to extent approach hit between US and Afghan confidence forces. The US has recently loose those manners to concede some-more embedding of troops in Afghan forces.

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