'Insider attack' by Afghan soldier kills two US troops

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Shooter had argued with US forces before opening fire and then being killed, says Afghan official

Two US soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province when an Afghan soldier in uniform opened fire late on Saturday, the US military said.

A member of the Nangarhar Provincial Council, Ajmal Omer, said the gunman was killed.

There have been numerous attacks by Afghan national army soldiers on their allied partners over the 18 years of Afghanistan’s protracted war.

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