Insider attack in Afghanistan kills two American soldiers and Afghan serviceman

The shootout on Saturday wounded six U.S. service members and three Afghan soldiers.

The firefight broke out after a combined U.S. and Afghan force completed a “key-leader engagement” at the administrative headquarters of Nangarhar province’s Shirzad district, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan said.

“Current reports indicate an individual in an Afghan uniform opened fire on the combined U.S. and Afghan force with a machine gun,” Colonel Sonny Leggett said the statement.