Afghan shoots at US soldiers in country's east, kills at least one
KABUL (Reuters) - An Afghan man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at United States soldiers in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least one serviceman on Sunday, local officials and the Nato-led coalition said.
The so-called "insider attack" in Paktika province is the fourth in less than a month and is likely to strain already tense ties between coalition troops and their allies, with most foreign troops scheduled to withdraw by the end of next year.
A Reuters tally shows Sunday's incident was the tenth this year, and took the death toll of foreign personnel to 15.
"A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at Americans in Sharana city (the provincial capital) near the governor's office," said an Afghan official, adding that two soldiers had been hit by the gunfire.