Afghan Soldier Shoots GI Dead

2 Italians injured after Afghan opens fire on troops
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2009 1:23 AM CST
Afghan soldiers train under the supervision of British troops at Ghar Ordoo military base in Herat, Afghanistan.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – An American soldier has been killed and two Italian servicemen injured by a rogue Afghan soldier who opened fire on foreign troops at a base in Herat. The soldier, who was wounded when troops returned fire, suffers from mental health problems, according to Afghan officials. Italian officials said the shooting, the latest in a series of such incidents, was a deliberate attack and not a case of friendly fire, Reuters reports.

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