KABUL, Afghanistan — Two NATO soldiers in Afghanistan were killed on Wednesday when men wearing uniforms of the Afghan security forces opened fire at an Afghan military base, the American-led international coalition said in a statement.
Details of the attack in the southern province of Helmand, including the nationalities of the soldiers killed, were not immediately clear.
A statement released by the American-led coalition said the service members died when two men wearing Afghan uniforms opened fire on their vehicle. The attackers were killed in the subsequent exchange of fire, the statement said.
It was the second time this year that members of the coalition forces had been killed by their Afghan allies, or by gunmen wearing their uniforms. In April, an American soldier who was escorting officials from the American Embassy was killed in the eastern province of Nangarhar when a man in an Afghan uniform attacked their convoy.
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The international forces in Afghanistan, who now number about 13,000, have drastically limited their movement in the country since shifting to a mission focused on advising and training.
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