Sunday, May 6, 2007
Afghan soldier kills 2 U.S. troops
"KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan soldier shot and killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded two more outside a top-security prison near Kabul Sunday, a U.S. military spokesman said.
The gunman was shot dead by other Afghan troops at Pul-e-Charkhi prison, 20 miles east of Kabul, said Maj. Sheldon Smith, a spokesman for the Combined Security Transition Command, a body that trains and mentors Afghan security forces.
The Americans were providing external security for the prison when they were shot, Smith said. U.S. and Afghan authorities were trying to determine the motive for the attack, he said.
"All indications are" that the shooter was a member of the Afghan National Army, Smith said......"