June 1, 2018

HMM: Militants Killed in Kabul Attack Were Wearing US Army Uniforms.

“Eight terrorists in a captured Humvee attempted to penetrate the Minister of Interior headquarters in downtown Kabul,” Army Gen. John Nicholson, Operation Resolute Support mission commander, told reporters at the Pentagon.

The attackers were attempting to drive through a checkpoint into the government complex when they were stopped by Afghan security, he said.

“They were wearing old-style Army uniforms,” Nicholson said. “The good news is that the guards at the gate, the Afghan guards, immediately recognized these as old uniforms, called on them to exit the vehicle so they could be checked out and, at that point, the fighting started.”

Nicholson said he was told one of the attackers “detonated his suicide vest and actually killed himself and some of his colleagues as they were conducting the attack.”

One Afghan friendly was killed and several more were injured.

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