Four US soldiers killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

"One of the attackers detonated his explosives close to the parking area so as to open the way for the others".

Officials at the northern base tell Jennifer Glasse, who reported from Kabul for our Newscast unit, that the shooter was killed. A spokeswoman for the German forces at the joint missions command in Potsdam said: "According to what we know right now, no Germans were affected."Three U.S. soldiers were killed and a fourth wounded on June 11 when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them at a base in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province". On 11 June, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a similar operation in the east of the country, perpetrated by an infected Afghan soldier who had killed three USA soldiers and wounded a fourth in an operation in eastern Nangarhar province, Of the fighters of the Islamic State group.

However, earlier reports of American soldiers being killed were dismissed.

Such "indoor" attacks, in which Afghan soldiers or policemen return their weapons against members of the worldwide coalition responsible for them, is a recurring nightmare for Western forces in Afghanistan. It was the second such insider attack by an Afghan soldier in the past week.

The head of the police hospital, Dr Shir Mohammad, confirmed the casualty toll.

Insurgent groups like the Taliban and Islamic State have launched a string of attacks across Afghanistan in recent weeks.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement.

Foreign forces assisting the Afghans have also been targeted.

They are battling to topple the government of President Ashraf Ghani and oust the Western forces that support him.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban stormed a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday after striking it with two suicide vehicle bombs, killing at least five police, officials said. The ISIS took responsibility for an attack on a mosque in Kabul on Thursday.