Afghan soldier fires on NATO troops, killing Czech soldier


An Afghan soldier opened fire on coalition forces on Monday, killing a Czech soldier and wounding two others.

The Czech military said their car was attacked at a base in the western Herat province, without providing further details. NATO said in a statement that “initial reports” indicate the attack was committed by a member of the Afghan security forces.

No one immediately claimed the attack, which was the second deadly attack by Afghan forces against allied NATO and U.S. forces in less than a week.

On Thursday, an elite guard of the governor of Kandahar killed two senior Afghan officials, including Kandahar’s powerful police chief, Gen. Abdul Raziq, and wounded U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smiley. The Taliban claimed that attack.

Last Wednesday, a Taliban attack on a NATO convoy near the Afghan capital, Kabul, killed two civilians and wounded five Czech troops.

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