2 American advisers killed, 3 wounded by shooter in Afghan capital

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KABUL, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A gunman in an Afghan army uniform on Wednesday shot dead at least two American advisers and wounded three more near a base in the Afghan capital before being killed himself, officials said.

The American deaths included one soldier and one civilian, while one soldier and two civilians were injured and in stable condition, the U.S. military command in Kabul said in a statement.

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"The two individuals were killed during an attack near a coalition base by an unknown assailant, who was later killed," the statement said. "They were conducting duties as part of the larger NATO mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghan security services."

About 13,000 international troops and thousands of additional civilian contractors remain in Afghanistan to train and assist government forces battling Taliban insurgents hoping to reimpose a fundamentalist Islamic regime 15 years after they lost power in a U.S.-led military operation.

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A view of the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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TOPSHOT - An Afghan man who lost his father in a gunmen attack weeps at the main gate of the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late on October 11, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
A general view of Karte Sakhi shrine after an attack by gunmen inside the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late on October 11, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
A bullet hole is seen on a window of the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016 after an attack by gunmen late on October 11. Grieving worshippers on October 12 described desperately trying to shelter their children against a hail of gunfire in Kabul that killed at least 18 people gathering to mark Ashura, one of the most important festivals of the Shiite calendar. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Shrine security guards eat lunch in front of Kart-e- Sakhi shrine after a militant attack at the Shiite shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. An Afghan official says at least 17 people including a policeman are dead after a militant attack on a Shiite shrine in the capital Kabul late Tuesday. Sediq Sediqqi, the interior ministry's spokesman said Wednesday that another 62 people, including 12 policemen were wounded in the attack. (AP Photos/Rahmat Gul)
Afghan men cry by the grave of a victim who died during a militant attack at a Shiite shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. An Afghan official says at least 17 people including a policeman are dead after a militant attack on a Shiite shrine in the capital Kabul late Tuesday. Sediq Sediqqi, the interior ministry's spokesman said Wednesday that another 62 people, including 12 policemen were wounded in the attack. (AP Photos/Rahmat Gul)
An Afghan policeman stands guard as Hazara women walk near the main gate of the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late on October 11, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan woman walks past a policeman guarding the main gate of the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late on October 11, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
Two Afghan men sit in front of the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016, after an attack by gunmen late on October 11. Grieving worshippers on October 12 described desperately trying to shelter their children against a hail of gunfire in Kabul that killed at least 18 people gathering to mark Ashura, one of the most important festivals of the Shiite calendar. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan wounded girl named Frishta ,8, receives treatment at the Ali Abad hospital after an attack by gunmen inside the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late on October 11, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Afghan security personnel walks as he keep watch near the site of an attack by gunmen inside the Kart-e- Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 11, 2016. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said.The attack in the Afghan capital marked unravelling security as the resurgent Taliban continued to pressure Afghan forces, with hundreds of commandos sent to reinforce the provincial capital Lashkar Gah in the south.Some 36 people were wounded and at least one attacker killed in the Kabul attack, interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said. / AFP / WAKIL KOHSAR (Photo credit should read WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty Images)
A general overview of Karte Sakhi shrine after an attack by gunmen inside the Karte Sakhi shrine in Kabul on October 12, 2016. Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late on October 11, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said. / AFP / SHAH MARAI (Photo credit should read SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images)
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The shooting took place at about 11 a.m., while the international troops were visiting a base inKabul, said Dawlat Waziri, a Defence Ministry spokesman.

He said reports indicated the suspected attacker, who was killed when the international troops returned fire, was wearing an Afghan army uniform.
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American officials said they were investigating the incident. (Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Alison Williams)

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