U.S. Troops Kill 2 in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) _ Two people were killed and two wounded in a firefight involving U.S. forces in central Afghanistan, the military said Monday.
There were no American casualties but an Afghan soldier working with U.S. special forces was killed and another wounded, the military said in a statement from its headquarters at Bagram Air Base, north of the capital.
The clash also left one enemy fighter dead and another wounded, U.S. military spokesman Col. Roger King said.
The battle occurred Sunday at a compound just east of Tarin Kot in the central province of Uruzgan.
The wounded Afghan soldier working with American forces was evacuated to a U.S. base in the southern city of Kandahar, the statement said.
U.S. troops also came under fire Sunday from two armed men near Wazir, in eastern Nangarhar province. No injuries were reported.
King said U.S. troops called in air support during both clashes but the aircraft did not open fire.
Later Sunday, a truck full of American military supplies including sandbags and a generator struck a mine about 200 yards south of Bagram Air Base. No casualties were reported.
The truck, which was being driven by an Afghan man contracted by the U.S. military, was on its way to a U.S. base near the eastern city of Khost.