According to local authorities in southern Afghanistan, at least 4 people were killed and another one was injured following armed clashes between the Afghan National Army and International Coalition Security Forces in southern Kandahar province.

The officials further added, the incident took place on Thursday morning around 3 am local time at Zherai district of southern Kandahar province.

Zherai district Niyaz Mohammad Sarhadi said, the incident took place after an Afghan Army soldier opened fire on coalition forces killing at least 2 US soldiers.

He also said, at least 2 Afghan National Army soldiers including the assailant army officer were killed after coalition security forces responded to the fire.

Another Afghan army soldier was also injured during the clashes, he said.

The incident was confirmed International Security Assistance Force media office however the main motive behind the clashes was unclear.

The incident takes place growing concerns over enemy infiltration among the Afghan security forces.

In a similar incident at least 2 US military advisers were shot dead inside the Afghan Interior Ministry complex.

Taliban group claimed responsibility behind the incident and said the attack inside the Afghan Interior Ministry was carried out to retaliate the Holy Quran burning.

Author: Javid Ahmad Tanveer, Kandahar province.


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.