Taliban storm Afghan police compound, kill 5 officers

Dozens killed, wounded in attack on Afghan police headquarters

Seven U.S. soldiers were shot and wounded by an Afghan commando Saturday, the second such insider attack in a week, according to Afghan officials.

Al Jazeera's Rob McBride, reporting from Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, said North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers were training their Afghan counterparts at the base where the attack took place. He said reports claiming the soldiers had been killed were false.

The so-called "green-on-blue" attack at Camp Shaheen close to Mazar-i-Sharif city is the latest in a string of incidents where Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons on worldwide forces training them.

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The report says since 2007, insider attacks have killed 157 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation personnel and 557 members of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

NATO's Resolute Support later tweeted that seven USA servicemembers were wounded and evacuated for treatment.

In April, scores of Afghan soldiers were killed when fighters breached security at the camp, detonating explosives and shooting hundreds at a mosque and dining hall on the base.

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The Taliban in a statement did not say if they were directly behind the attack, only crediting a "patriotic Afghan soldier" for the assault. About 5,000 non-U.S. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces are still in the country. It said one Afghan soldier was killed and one wounded. It is also used by allied groups such as the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, Shabaab, and by the rival Islamic State. No US troops were killed. He added that two other insurgents were killed by police, but a fight with one remaining attacker is ongoing.

A massive truck bombing and later suicide attacks left hundreds dead and wounded at the end of May and beginning of June, raising political tensions for the Afghan government, which is struggling to combat rising violence and corruption.

Tabassoom said two suicide attackers died in the suicide vehicle bombings and three others were killed in the following firefight with the police.

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Authorities also charged four other men - two Americans and two Canadians - for their roles in the chaotic skirmish. The State Department has said it had made its concern known to Turkey "in the strongest possible terms".

Dana White, a spokesperson for the Pentagon, told NBC News that Defense Secretary James Mattis will present a revised military strategy to President Trump "in the coming weeks".

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