The Taliban released a statement praising an Afghan soldier for carrying out the attack, without taking credit for it themselves. That statement and an Afghan official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the situation's sensitivity, said the attack occurred in Uruzgan province.
It was not immediately clear what became of the shooter. In that incident, a Romanian soldier was injured.
The apparent insider attack occurred in a local airport in Tirin Kowt city, capital of southern Afghanistan's Uruzgan province.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday to step up the Trump administration's calls for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. Some of the US forces are involved in counterterrorism operations, particularly against the Islamic State jihadist group. There were no insider attacks on US service members during the same period, according to a Department of Defense (DoD) report released last month.
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He was able to get a shot off on the turn, which sprung the Swiss keeper into life as he got down well to make a good save. And even when substitute Haris Seferovic did guide a header towards goal he was denied by a good save from Robin Olsen .
The NATO-led Resolute Support mission has been in Afghanistan since January 2015 to provide training, advice and assistance to Afghan security forces.
To date this year, three other troops have been killed in hostile incidents in Afghanistan.
The UAE is highly suspicious of Iran and welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the USA from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
The latest incident comes as Lieutenant General Scott Miller is set to become the next commander of USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces in Afghanistan. A U.S. Defense Department report released earlier this month found civilian casualties had increased 73 percent between December and May compared to the same period the year before.