Reports emerging from Kabul says that a spat between the officers of Afghan National Army (ANA) and soldiers of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) resulted in firing that has claimed some lives and wounded few.
In a telephonic interview with the RTN the spokesperson of the ANA,General Mohammad Zahir Azimi confirms the death of one of its officers.
“ In an argument between an ANA officer and some ISAF soldiers our officer opened fire. In reaction some of the ANA soldiers fired and killed the officer”.
He however refused to confirm how many people have been killed or wounded. He also refused to blame ISAF for the incident.
A NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesperson also confirmed the shooting and some casualties.
“We can confirm there was small arms fire during this incident, we’re also aware that there are some ISAF casualties,” said ISAF spokesperson Maj Tim James.
The incident took place at around 1100 local time (0630 GMT).
The Taliban has also claimed responsibility for the incident in a text sent to the Associated Press news agency, but neither the government nor the ISAF has claimed any involvement of the terrorist group.
Of late there has been rapid rise in the recruitment for the Afghan National Army and local experts believe that not much verification has been done before enrolling people.
The ANA is going to be in charge of the security after the international forces starts the gradual withdrawal from the war torn country.
But the incidents in recent times are not so encouraging for the international community.
The kabul airport incident today comes just a few days after the major jail break in Kandhar few days ago in which around 500 soldiers fled after digging a tunnel of around 500 meters.
Last November in a vicious attack an Afghan policeman killed six US soldiers.
Early this month an Afghan border policeman shot dead two international soldiers in the Faryab province.