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Still at War: Another Insider Attack in Afghanistan

A man wearing an Afghan uniform shot and killed one American serviceman in the East of the country Sunday, according to an Afghan security official.

Initial reports said the attacker was in an Afghan Army uniform, but the official who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity said was wearing the uniform of a related security agency. He did not specify which agency, however.

“A man wearing an Afghan army uniform shot at Americans in Sharana city (the provincial capital) near the governor’s office,” Reuters earlier quoted an Afghan official as saying, adding that two soldiers had been hit by the gunfire.

ISAF, the NATO-led coalition force in Afghanistan, did not comment on the victim’s nationality. 

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According to Reuters, the “insider attack” in the province of Paktika is the fourth in less than a month, and would likely strain already tense ties between coalition troops and their allies. Most foreign troops are scheduled to withdraw by the end of 2014. . .

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