Airbase shooting kills 2 NATO soldiers in S. Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, May 8 (KUNA) — Two soldiers of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) were killed when gunmen wearing Afghan security forces uniforms opened fire at an Afghan military base in southern Afghanistan, said the military alliance.
NATO’s Resolute Support (RS) in Afghanistan stated that the incident happened on Saturday when the gunmen opened fire at an Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) compound.
The statement further said that the RS members returned fire and killed the shooters, adding that Afghan and RS officials are conducting an investigation into the incident. “We continue to train, advice and assist the ANDSF and do not view the incident as representative of the positive relationship between our forces,” it read.
The statement did not disclose the exact location or nationality of the deceased soldiers.
According to local media, the killed soldiers were Romanians and the incident took place at the airbase in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar city.
After the withdrawal of NATO/ISAF forces from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, RS was created with a coalition of international troops serving in a training and advisory role. Around 600 Romanian soldiers are a part of total 12,500 foreign soldiers serving in Afghanistan. (end) sbk.tg

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