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Gunman killed after attack on west Afghan base

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said that a gunman has been killed following an attack in west Afghanistan, in which an Italian ISAF service member died.

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UPDATE: One shooter killed and another individual arrested after the incident occurred. The forward operating base is secured.

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ISAF: West Afghanistan incident 'not insider attack'

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has said it is investigating an insider attack, in which a US ISAF civilian was killed in eastern Afghanistan.

ISAF has also said that the incident in western Afghanistan was not an "insider attack".

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UPDATE: Two U.S. ISAF service members and one U.S. ISAF civilian were killed during insider attack in killed today in eastern Afghanistan.

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UPDATE: An #Italian #ISAF service member was killed by enemy of #Afghanistan today, western #Afghanistan. It was not an insider attack.

Italian soldier killed in Afghan insurgent attack

An Italian soldier has been killed and three others were wounded in an insurgent attack in western Afghanistan earlier today, Italy's Defence Ministry announced.

A spokesperson said the attack in Farah province came as the Italian soldiers were returning to their base after training Afghan security forces.

The Italian convoy of three armored vehicle had been slowed by traffic near an intersection when an attacker ran up and threw an explosive device into the lead vehicle, the ministry said.

The insurgent attack took place in Farah province, western Afghanistan.
The insurgent attack took place in Farah province, western Afghanistan. Credit: Google Maps

The injuries of the three wounded soldiers were not life-threatening, it added.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed earlier that there had been an insurgent attack in the region, but it did not provide details of the soldier's nationality in line with protocol.

Three international soldiers were also killed in eastern Afghanistan today in a separate attack. ISAF are investigating whether it was an "insider attack".

Man wearing Afghan uniform kills three ISAF troops

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has confirmed three of its service members were killed when someone wearing an Afghan National Army uniform turned their weapon on them.

ISAF said in a statement:

Three International Security Assistance Force service members were killed today when an individual wearing an ANA [Afghan National Army] uniform turned his weapon against the ISAF service members in eastern Afghanistan.

ISAF and Afghan officials are assessing the incident and more information will be released when it becomes available.

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NATO: 3 international soldiers killed in 'insider attack'

The 'insider attack' happened in the eastern province of Paktika, Afghanistan. Credit: Google Maps

Three international soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan today in an apparent "insider attack", a spokeswoman for Afghanistan's NATO-led force told Reuters.

The spokeswoman said a man dressed in an Afghan government army uniform turned his weapon on them in the eastern province of Paktika.

She did not divulge the nationality of the three soldiers in line with protocol.

ISAF investigates two attacks in Afghanistan

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it is investigating two separate attacks in Afghanistan today.

One was an "insurgent attack" which took place in western Afghanistan, the other is a possible "insider attack" in eastern Afghanistan:

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ISAF now investigating two incidents; one possible insider attack in eastern, one insurgent attack in western Afghanistan.

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ISAF investigates 'possible Afghan insider attack'

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said it is investigating a possible "insider attack" in eastern Afghanistan which resulted in three deaths:

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ISAF is investigating a possible insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, which resulted in 3 fatalities.

ISAF did not provide the names or nationalities of those killed, which is in line with protocol.

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