APNewsBreak: Likely insider attack kills US troop

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Associated Press

Posted on June 18, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 18 at 5:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say that an American service member was killed and several others were injured when individuals dressed in Afghan police uniforms turned their guns on them in southern Afghanistan Monday.

The shootings are the latest in a growing number of possible insider attacks against U.S. forces.

Jamie Graybeal, a spokesman for the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, confirmed the death, and said that the three Afghan shooters fled and are being sought. Although they were wearing police uniforms, it was not yet clear if they were actually Afghan forces or just had the clothing.

Other U.S. officials said that as many as eight U.S. troops were injured, mostly with fairly minor wounds. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an investigation.

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