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The overnight green-on-blue assault happened on a joint Afghan-ISAF military base in Orgun district, a statement from the governor’s house said.
According to the statement, the Afghan soldier fired at the ISAF member after the vehicle he was travelling in ignored signals to stop. The wounded service member was flown to the Bagram airbase.
It explained the shooting was not deliberate, and it happened due to misunderstanding. The incident is currently under investigation.
In response to an email from Pajhwok, ISAF said: “We can confirm that on March 18, an Afghan soldier on guard duty accidentally fired at a coalition patrol returning to an Afghan-coalition base in Orgun.”
The NATO-led force acknowledged the incident as unintentional. The wounded service member was evacuated to a medical treatment facility, it added.
A Taliban spokesman, meanwhile, identified the soldier as Rahmatullah. Zabihullah Mujahid claimed six foreign troops had been killed in the attack.
By Hidayatullah Khosti Mar 20, 2013 - 17:44