Man in Afghan Army Uniform Wounds Five Nato Soldiers

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Five Nato soldiers in eastern Afghanistan were wounded when an individual in Afghan army uniform opened fire on them on Tuesday.

Afghan National Army soldiers train with their M16 rifle at a firing range at the 203 Thunder Corps base in Gardez, Paktia province, Afghanistan on May 16.

Five Nato soldiers in eastern Afghanistan were wounded when an individual in Afghan army uniform opened fire on them on Tuesday.

The five, believed to be American, are receiving medical treatment. The extent of their injuries is not known.

The attack took place at a Nato base in Wardak province, east of Kabul.

It is the latest in a series of so-called "green-on-blue" attacks, where Afghans in the police or army attack international forces.

The AFP news agency says there have been 19 such attacks so far in 2012.

On Sunday, three British soldiers were shot and killed by an Afghan policeman as they left a checkpoint in Helmand province, in the south.