Three US service members wounded in Afghanistan insider attack

The Taliban took credit for killing three troops in a green-on-blue attack Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Monday afternoon, but an U.S. Forces-Afghanistan spokesman fired back at the claims on Twitter, clarifying that the only injuries sustained were non-life threatening.

A defense official, who was not authorized to speak on the record, confirmed that all three wounded troops were Americans.

A member of the Afghan National Civil Order Police fired on a coalition convoy, Col. Sonny Leggett tweeted, without providing details about which coalition country they belonged to.

More lies and false claims by the Taliban. Below is the Resolute Support statement on today's incident.— USFOR-A Spokesman Col Sonny Leggett (@USFOR_A) September 23, 2019

“The attacker was killed by return fire from Resolute Support forces,” he tweeted.

The incident is under investigation, he added.

The attack came two months after another reported insider attack, which killed two 82nd Airborne Division soldiers in Uruzgan province.

To date, the U.S. has lost 17 service members in Afghanistan this year.