An agent from occupied Afghanistan's intelligence unit opened fire at a foreign base on Saturday, killing a soldier and a civilian from the NATO-led coalition and wounding a third, NATO and the police chief of northern Panjshir province said.
The agent from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) was in the Panjshir valley for personal reasons, when he got into an argument with some people from the NATO base, police chief General Qaseem Junglebagh told Reuters.
"He had a pistol, opened fire and killed two... He injured a third who opened fire and killed the NDS agent," Junglebagh said.
The NATO's ISAF confirmed one soldier and one civilian working for ISAF were killed in an attack on Saturday, but gave no further details.
Junglebagh had said both the dead were soldiers.
Civilians working for the military in Afghanistan often wear body armor, and some have military-style uniforms.
The deaths are the latest in a string of killings of foreign troops by Afghan security forces. Often NATO forces have been targeted by men they were mentoring or fighting beside.
The deputy governor of Panjshir, Abdul Rahman Kabiri, said the NDS agent worked in Kabul but was originally from Panjshir's Dara district, where the shooting took place.
Kabiri and Junglebagh said they had no details on the cause of the argument.
Panjshir and Bamiyan are the only provinces that will be handed over in their entirety in the first phase of transition. Both are already largely in Afghan hands.
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 10 Temmuz 2011, 10:23