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Three U.S. troops wounded after Afghan soldier 'mistakenly' opens fire

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An soldier 'mistakenly' opened fire on Sunday inside a base in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, wounding three U.S. soldiers before being shot dead, an official said.

Colonel Mohammad Rasoul Zazai, an army spokesman, said the soldier had made a "mistake" and had not fired deliberately, reports the Guardian.

A coalition-run Twitter account said an soldier shot and wounded three American soldiers, without providing further details.

Most foreign combat troops withdrew from at the end of 2014, 13 years after they ousted the from power, but about 13,000 NATO-led soldiers remain to help advice and train Afghan forces fighting a revived insurgency.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 07:22 IST