Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan (Reuters): At least one Afghan was killed while seven American soldiers were injured in an "insider attack " at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official said.
A spokesman for the U.S. military command in Kabul said earlier comments by an Afghan official that Americans had been killed were incorrect.
At least one Afghan soldier was killed and another wounded, the U.S. official said. He could not immediately say if the suspected shooter was among the dead or wounded.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement that an Afghan commando loyal to the militant group had opened fire on foreign "invaders", killing four and wounding four others.
The German military heads the multinational advising mission based in Mazar-i-Sharif. A spokeswoman for the German forces at the joint missions command in Potsdam said: "According to what we know right now, no Germans were affected."
In April, scores of Afghan soldiers were killed when militants breached security at Camp Shaheen, detonating explosives and shooting hundreds at a mosque and dining hall on the base . The attackers were disguised in Afghan army uniforms.
Coalition countries, led by the United States, are considering sending thousands more troops to Afghanistan to help advise and assist Afghan forces struggling against Taliban and Islamic State militants.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he would present options on Afghanistan to President Donald Trump "very soon".