US, Afghan troops come under ‘direct fire’ in Afghanistan in ‘insider’ attack

In this photograph taken on August 27, 2017 US Marines and Afghan Commandos stand together as an Afghan Air Force helicopter flies past during a combat training exercise at Shorab Military Camp in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. (File photo: AFP)

US and Afghan troops came under “direct fire” in eastern Afghanistan late Saturday, a US military official said, in an incident local media described as an “insider” attack.

“A combined US and Afghan force conducting an operation in Nangarhar Province was engaged by direct fire on Feb. 8”, US Forces-Afghanistan spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett said in a statement.

“We are assessing the situation and will provide further updates as they become available.”

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