On Saturday, we learned of a deadly attack on American Green Berets by a member of the Afghan National Police. The Green Berets were from the 3rd Battalion of the 7th Special Forces Group (7th SFG) and were on an operation with their counterpart Afghan Special Operations Forces (ANSOF), conducting Key Leader Engagement (KLE). When the unit had finished their meeting, they moved to a field where they were awaiting pickup, when an Afghan policeman, firing a heavy machine gun, ambushed them.
Two Americans, one Green Beret, and one SOT-A member were killed. Six Americans were wounded. At least eight of the Afghan SF troops were killed. Of the eight wounded Americans, two are in serious condition, one with a bullet wound to the face and the other with a wound in the chest. The others suffered bullet wounds to the legs.
This latest incident took place in the Sherzad district of Nangarhar Province, which is located in eastern Afghanistan.