Afghan colonel killed in ‘insider attack’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 19, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:47 AM, July 19, 2019

Afghan colonel killed in ‘insider attack’

American troops opened fire after an “enemy insider” shot and killed an Afghan commander in central Afghanistan on Wednesday, officials said, in yet another deadly Taliban-claimed infiltration. According to the Afghan defence ministry, Colonel Mateen Mujtaba, who headed the 3rd army division in Ghazni province, was conducting a security assessment in Qarabagh district when an Afghan soldier started shooting.

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