3 US troops killed, 2 injured by Afghan soldier

3 US troops killed, 2 injured by Afghan soldier
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Three U.S. soldiers were killed and one other was wounded Saturday in an attack by an Afghan soldier, according to multiple reports.

The Taliban took responsibility for the attack, claiming that the attacker was a Taliban fighter who had joined the Afghan army, also known as a "green-on-blue" attack.

"We are aware of an incident in Eastern Afghanistan. We will release more information when appropriate," a U.S. military spokesman said in a statement.


A White House spokesman told reporters Saturday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE was "following the emerging situation in Afghanistan."


The identities of the slain soldiers and the injuries of the wounded soldier were not immediately made known. The incident remains under investigation, officials said.