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7 U.S. troops wounded in apparent Afghan infiltrator attack

Seven U.S. troops were wounded in an apparent infiltrator attack at a military base in Afghanistan on Saturday, U.S. officials said, but initial reports that American forces were killed are not correct. The shooter is believed to be an Afghan soldier who was fatally shot during his attack at Camp Shaheen in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif.

If reports that this is an insider attack are correct, it will be the second such incident in the span of a week. Last Saturday, three U.S. soldiers were killed and another wounded at a different base by an Afghan soldier whom the Taliban claimed was acting on its behalf.

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