9 Nov 2011

Five wounded in latest shooting attack by an Afghan soldier

11:00 am on 9 November 2011

An Afghan soldier has shot and wounded three Australian troops and two other Afghan soldiers in Afghanistan, just ten days after three Australian soldiers died in a similar attack.

The Afghan National Army says one of its soldiers opened fire from a tower at Charmistan in Uruzgan province.

The ABC reports that all five soldiers received non-life threatening wounds and have been taken to the military hospital at Tarin Kot.

The gunman fled the scene of the shooting in an Afghan National Army vehicle.

It is unclear what prompted the attack.

Ten days ago, an Afghan soldier opened fire during a parade in Kandahar province, killing three Australian soldiers and wounding seven others.