News - Afghanistan
An Isaf soldier has been shot dead and another has been wounded after an Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier in southern Helmand province opened fire during a verbal clash Sunday afternoon, local officials said.
Commander of the 215 Maiwand Army Corps Said Malook said the two Isaf soldiers were both British and the shooter was also wounded in return fire.
Isaf confirmed an Isaf soldier was killed in an attack Sunday afternoon but could not discuss details.
"I can confirm that an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned his weapon against Isaf troops in southern Afghanistan and unfortunately one Isaf service member was killed in the attack," Isaf spokesman Capt. Dan Einert told TOLOnews.
"The incident is still being assessed," he added.
Provincial spokesman Ahmad Zirak told TOLOnews the clash happened in Nad Ali district and was the result of a disagreement between an ANA soldier and a British soldier.
While the clash is being described as an insider or "green-on-blue" attack, the details and motives of the shooting are still to be clarified.
The rise of insider attacks has raised concerns for foreign and Afghan officials after as many as 57 foreign soldiers were killed in such attacks this year, undermining trust between the forces.