Two U.S. military killed in clash with Afghan military

Two U.S. military killed in clash with Afghan military

Two US troops in Afghanistan were killed and six were injured in varying degrees of severity in the Afghan province of Nangarhar during an attack by an unknown man dressed in the uniform of the Afghan army. This was announced by the representative of the US Armed Forces in Afghanistan, Colonel Sonny Leggett.


Two U.S. troops were killed and six others were injured in a shootout on February 8 in the Sherzad area of ​​Nangarhar province, current reports indicate that a man in Afghan uniform opened fire from a machine gun at the combined forces of the United States and Afghanistan. We are still collecting information; the cause or motive of the attack is currently unknown

- said in a statement.

In turn, the New York Times, citing Afghan and American officials, writes that the shootout occurred between the Afghan and American troops during a joint operation. Reuters reports that Afghanistan’s security services have announced a clash between US and Afghan government forces.

Currently, not one of the groups operating in Afghanistan has claimed responsibility for the attack on the US military. Earlier, local media wrote about a clash between government forces and the US military, which led to the deaths of military personnel on both sides. It was a question of losses on both sides, in particular, the deaths of six Afghan soldiers and "five to six Americans."


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  1. Same lech 9 February 2020 08: 53 New
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    Probably some kind of Afghan took revenge on the Americans for the death of his relatives.
    Revenge is there in the order of things ... the Soviet machine gun was probably ... it would be nice to see the shootout video. what
    1. DMB 75 9 February 2020 09: 09 New
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      Everything is muddy there. Here in "The New York Times" it is printed that it could be the result of a shootout during joint exercises. It looks like a "friendly fire".
      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/08/world/asia/afghan-us-soldiers-shooting-deaths.html
      However, the publication notes that it is not yet completely clear what really happened: whether there was a shootout between the American and Afghan military, or whether they disappeared together under fire from the IS militants (banned in Russia) or the Taliban (Taliban movement) banned in the Russian Federation as a terrorist organization).
      1. Ros 56 9 February 2020 09: 43 New
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        To paraphrase Professor Preobrazhensky, don’t read American newspapers in the morning, don’t read any, because they are all fake news, as Comrade Trump used to say.
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          1. Ros 56 9 February 2020 10: 01 New
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            You have strained with logic, it happens, but it is treated. Don't confuse news media with talk shows. Heal Volodya and you will be happy, you are our homegrown troll.
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        2. maidan.izrailovich 9 February 2020 11: 10 New
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          I paraphrase Professor Preobrazhensky ...

          Professors Preobrazhensky sculpt to a place and not a place.
          In this case, we are discussing news from VO. Yes, maybe it is from a different source, and not first-hand. But in any case, Professor Preobrazhensky spoke about something completely different. And as an educated person, I read the newspapers all the same.
          1. Ros 56 9 February 2020 12: 15 New
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            So what was Professor Preobrazhensky talking about? But I know for sure that it’s not about Americans, he couldn’t even think that they would think of using death’s slogan to bring death all over the world. hi
      2. Olgovich 9 February 2020 12: 02 New
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        Quote: DMB 75
        This is in The New York Times that it might have been the result of a shootout during a joint exercise. It looks like a friendly fire.

        It doesn’t matter, by and large: the result is important.
        And the result is that the United States go home faster...
    2. Smuta 9 February 2020 09: 18 New
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      Quote: The same Lech
      Probably some kind of Afghan took revenge on the Americans for the death of his relatives.
      Revenge is there in the order of things.

      I also thought about it right away .. Hatred of the United States is already going through the roof .. How they all got with their bloody democracy .. They can’t sit on their continent ..
      1. Grandfather 9 February 2020 10: 02 New
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        Two U.S. military killed in clash with Afghan military
        "A la guerre comme à la guerre" gentlemen ....
        1. Smuta 9 February 2020 10: 14 New
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          Quote: Dead Day
          Two U.S. military killed in clash with Afghan military
          "A la guerre comme à la guerre" gentlemen ....

          Gentlemen in America, and then comrades .. And we know how to fight .. It is to fight, and not to provoke and other meannesses to arrange and pit peoples .. hi
          1. Grandfather 9 February 2020 10: 17 New
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            Quote: Smuta
            Gentlemen in America, and then comrades

            and I’m Mikhan, and I didn’t tell you that ..
            1. Smuta 9 February 2020 11: 57 New
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              Quote: Dead Day
              Quote: Smuta
              Gentlemen in America, and then comrades

              and I’m Mikhan, and I didn’t tell you that ..

              And I to you! soldier wink
              So what ? Want to argue about this ..
      2. Cowbra 9 February 2020 11: 09 New
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        And why love them, especially in Afghanistan? In 20 years, they built one gas station (for 43 lemons - they sawed it well), and it wasn’t for Afghans, but for themselves ... And that’s all, the rest of the effect is that the drug trade, which was crushed by the Taliban, has blossomed. Hitler weeps with envy - this is precisely the destruction of the population through its artificial degradation - genocide
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    4. TermNachTer 9 February 2020 10: 43 New
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      Maybe the machine gun is good, but the shooter is not very good. When shooting point-blank, only two "blindfolds" will not be enough.
  2. Thrifty 9 February 2020 09: 04 New
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    I will not regret, they knew what they were going for! Other drugs turned out to be more expensive than their lives? ??
  3. Dikson 9 February 2020 09: 09 New
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    Friendly fire is a common occurrence in hostilities ..
    1. Gray brother 9 February 2020 09: 59 New
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      Quote: Dikson
      Friendly fire is a common occurrence in hostilities ..

      After all, the USA is the best friend of all mankind! fellow
  4. Prisoner 9 February 2020 09: 14 New
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    One failed two soldiers and injured six ?! The hunter however. Looks well prepared.
  5. Mountain shooter 9 February 2020 09: 15 New
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    Why don't I feel sorry for them? Is it reddened? People are the same. What did they forget in Afghanistan?
  6. knn54 9 February 2020 09: 33 New
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    Afghans ask: “An American soldier gets $ 10 a month, and an Afghan soldier gets $ 200. WHO will serve in such an army? ”
    Kabul residents complain: "The Americans taught the Afghans theft and corruption, and the Soviet taught the creation."
  7. demo 9 February 2020 09: 52 New
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    a man in Afghan uniform opened fire from a machine gun at the combined forces of the United States and Afghanistan
    That sounds good.
    So right on everyone, and immediately, and opened.
    Anyone who writes articles himself reads what he wrote?
    Or is it specially done to make it interesting and attentive to study the text and seek out such neologisms?
    1. Nyrobsky 9 February 2020 12: 15 New
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      Quote: demo
      a man in Afghan uniform opened fire from a machine gun at the combined forces of the United States and Afghanistan
      That sounds good.
      So right on everyone, and immediately, and opened.
      Anyone who writes articles himself reads what he wrote?
      Or is it specially done to make it interesting and attentive to study the text and seek out such neologisms?

      There is no problem. What the author of the article doesn’t like is that you need to look at other sources. Here are the Afghans themselves - confirm.
      https://twitter.com/TGhazniwal
  8. rotmistr60 9 February 2020 11: 38 New
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    Two US troops were killed and six more were injured.
    They didn’t stroll into Afghanistan for a walk, but supposedly to fight terrorism, which by and large they themselves gave birth to.
    the cause or motive of the attack is currently unknown
    Well, it turns out the reasons are "unknown." You arrived in a friendly country on an official visit, but you were not well received there?
  9. Lamata 9 February 2020 12: 57 New
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    So there is no war game Zarnitsa.
  10. Otshelnik 9 February 2020 13: 35 New
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    Suleimani is working. ..)
  11. Zaurbek 9 February 2020 16: 24 New
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    And how many Americans died during the occupation of Afghanistan? Any statistics?
  12. frizzy 9 February 2020 20: 52 New
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    Watering the devils is necessary. As I did in 83
  13. lvov_aleksey 10 February 2020 01: 40 New
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    they never admit that one - even let the teenager put down 6 trained military men. And we in Afghanistan and Chechnya have lost!