A US soldier walks in front of a military vehicle in the Kunar province in Afghanistan. (file photo)
In the latest in a series of so-called ‘green-on-blue’ attacks, an Afghan soldier has opened fire on a NATO vehicle in the southern province of Helmand, injuring at least one US-led soldier, Press TV reports.
The development came on Monday, as protests against an anti-Islamic movie produced in the US spreads across the country.
An Afghan soldier opened fire on a NATO vehicle inside a base in southern Zabul province. one NATO civilian worker has been wounded in this latest shooting.
Afghan sources are saying the anti Islam video was the main cause of the shooting. There were no casualties, NATO says.
Afghan sources say the movie was the main cause of the shooting. A NATO civilian worker was wounded in the attack.
A demonstration held in the Afghan capital Kabul on Monday morning to protest the movie turned into violent clashes between police and protesters on Puli-i-Charkhi road in eastern part of the city.
"Up to 40 policemen were injured as protesters clashed with the police on Pul-i-Charkhi road Monday morning," Kabul police Chief Mohammad Ayub Salangi said.
Demonstrations over the movie have been held across the Muslim world, with the protesters in some countries marching on the US embassies and torching the US flags.
The shooting is also reflective of the increase in ‘green-on-blue’ attacks in Afghanistan, incidents in which Afghan soldiers have turned their weapons against NATO troops who claim to be in the country to help Kabul fight a decade-long insurgency by Taliban militants.