Attack In Afghanistan Leaves 3 U.S. Troops Dead

WASHINGTON (September 22, 2013)—Three U.S. troops were killed Saturday in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform are Americans, the military says.

It appeared to be the seventh such attack by a member of the Afghan forces against their international allies.

A Defense Department official said no details will be released about the three American troops killed in the attack until after relatives have been notified.

An Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman says the shooting occurred Saturday near the Pakistan border in the capital of eastern Paktia province, the city of Gardez.

A security official there said the attack took place inside a base of the Afghan army in Gardez.

So far this year, 11 foreign soldiers have been killed in such attacks, including the attack Saturday.

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