KABUL, Afghanistan — A senior U.S. defence official says all eight of the military troops and the contractor killed by an Afghan pilot Wednesday in Kabul were Americans.
The official says it is not certain what branch of the military the troops were in. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the information has not yet been made public.
Officials said it was the deadliest episode to date of an Afghan turning against his own coalition partners.
The shooting took place in an Afghan Air Corps meeting room at Kabul airport. Officials said a veteran Afghan military pilot fired on the foreigners after an argument.