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Nato soldier killed in Afghan 'insider' attack

Published on Nov 11, 2012 11:34 PM

KANDAHAR (AFP) - A Nato-led soldier fighting insurgents in Afghanistan was shot dead on Saturday by a man in an Afghan army uniform in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of "insider" attacks.

"I can confirm that an individual wearing Afghan national army uniform turned his weapon against Isaf members in southern Afghanistan, killing one," an International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) spokesman told AFP.

The incident happened after a "verbal argument" between an Afghan soldier and foreign troops in a joint camp in the Nad Ali district of Helmand province, said Mr Ahmad Zeerak, the Helmand governor's spokesman.

The Afghan soldier was wounded after the foreign troops returned fire and he has been taken to the hospital, he said.

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