Another Afghan Soldier Attacks NATO Troops
5 wounded; attacker flees
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2012 10:53 AM CDT
A US soldier walks during a patrol in Wardak province, where the attack took place.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Five NATO troops were wounded after an Afghan soldier opened fire at a coalition base and then fled, officials revealed today. The attack occurred yesterday afternoon on a small base near a village in Wardak province, the New York Times reports. The wounded service members were all American, according to Afghan officials, though NATO has not identified them. Some 26 NATO troops have already been killed this year by Afghan police and soldiers, with three British soldiers killed earlier this week. Last year, 35 were killed.