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Afghan Soldier Kills 3 US Soldiers: Officials

In March, another Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on foreign forces at a base in Helmand province, wounding three U.S. soldiers

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    Afghan Soldier Kills 3 US Soldiers: Officials
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    File Photo—In this Aug. 25, 2010 file photo, U.S. Army Pfc. Brandon Martin, of Tuscon, Ariz., left, and Pfc. Richard Flynn, of Starke, Fla., of Tactical Command Post, HQ Company, 2-502 Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, take up a fighting position behind a barrier, during a joint patrol with the Afghan Army, in Zhari district, Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan.

    Three U.S. soldiers were killed and another was wounded Saturday when an Afghan army soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. officials told NBC News.

    The shooter — identified as a member of the Afghan National Army's Commando Forces — was killed in return fire, officials told NBC.

    Such insider attacks have happened before in Afghanistan. In March, another Afghan soldier was killed after he opened fire on foreign forces at a base in Helmand province, wounding three U.S. soldiers.