Kabul, Afghanistan. As the United States gears up to reinforce their occupation of Afghanistan, forces strike from the shadows, reminding there is a human cost to impose on others and take what is not your own.
At least 3 American soldiers were killed during a joint American-Afghan military operation in Nangarhar province last weekend. And in April, more than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed or injured at Camp Shaheen when Taliban fighters ambushed the military base dressed in Afghani uniforms.
Today several American soldiers have been wounded and at least one Afghan soldier was killed Saturday in an incident that’s being investigated as a possible “insider attack” on a military base in Afghanistan, officials confirmed to News Front.
The terrorist attack occurred at Camp Shaheen and seven wounded soldiers have been medevaced to nearby hospitals, officials said. The base is the headquarters of the 209th Corps of the Afghan National Army and is located near the city of Mazar-e Sharif, it is often targeted by those unhappy with America’s nearly two decades long occupation.
“We are aware of an incident that occurred at Camp Shaheen in Mazar-e Sharif at approximately 2 p.m. local time,” a spokesman for Operation Resolute Support, the NATO-led mission to assist Afghan soldiers stated to News Front.
“At this time we can confirm there are no American or NATO Resolute Support fatalities that we are aware of. A number of soldiers have been wounded. One Afghan soldier was killed and one was wounded in the incident, that is all we are willing to say at this time.”
The Trump administration is currently revising its Afghanistan strategy and moving forward with a troop surge in the region. Dan White, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, told News Front that Defense Secretary James Mattis will present a revised military strategy to President Trump “in the coming weeks” that includes a robust response to such attacks.