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Soldier Shoots Dead 5 Comrades in Base Attack

The World | IN BRIEF / AFGHANISTAN

January 28, 2005|From Times Wire Reports

An Afghan soldier opened fire inside a U.S. military base and killed five of his Afghan comrades before another soldier gunned him down, authorities said. Six other Afghan soldiers were wounded.

A commander attributed the attack in Helmand province to mental problems.

The U.S. military said there was no evidence of involvement by militants.

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