KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan police official says five American soldiers have been wounded in a shooting attack by a man in an Afghan army uniform.
The official says the man opened fire outside a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan.
The number of insider attacks against foreign forces in Afghanistan has increased this year -- undermining the trust between allies, amid efforts to prepare Afghan troops to take over their own security.
A witness to today's attack said Afghan civilians were talking to the soldiers outside their base when a man in an Afghan army uniform opened fire on them with a machine gun.
It happened in a province that is close to the capital, but is considered a Taliban hotbed. It has been the scene of heavy fighting over the past year.
155-c-20-(Patrick Quinn, AP correspondent)-"their Afghan counterparts"-AP correspondent Patrick Quinn reports NATO is taking steps to protect against this kind of attack. (4 Jul 2012)
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APPHOTO XMS105: Smoke comes out of a fuel warehouse, as Afghan policemen walk in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. A Gas explosion at fuel and gas warehouse left around 12 people injured, it was an accident police officials said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq) (4 Jul 2012)
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APPHOTO XMS106: An Afghan soldier stands guard, as smoke billows from a fuel warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. A Gas explosion at fuel and gas warehouse left around 12 people injured, it was an accident police officials said. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq) (4 Jul 2012)
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