An insider attack in Afghanistan that injured a New Zealand soldier began after an argument over a laptop, the BBC reports.
The New Zealand sergeant was shot in the foot in an attack by a member of the Afghan National Security Force as he and Australian soldiers left a meeting at an Afghan army facility.
A bullet hit the chest of one of the Australian soldiers and shrapnel went into the arm of another Australian soldier and into the Kiwi's foot.
Afghan government sources said the Afghan had fired a shot in an argument with his colleagues, who had returned fire, the BBC said.
The sources said the Afghan soldier, who was guarding a perimeter gate at the site where the academy is based, had confiscated a laptop computer from a driver, prompting the Australian and New Zealand soldiers to try to take it back from him.
The BBC said the soldiers swore at the Afghan soldier before he opened fire.
The New Zealand Defence Force today said its information indicated there was no tension or inflammatory situation before the incident.
NZDF chief Rhys Jones said yesterday he had no evidence of an argument.
"The reports we have are there's no indication of an argument or fighting beforehand, and this came out of the blue for the three of them."
The Lieutenant General did say, however, the New Zealander was involved in retrieving some equipment stolen from the camp.
An inquiry will be held over the shooting.
The wounded New Zealander is in Craig Hospital at Bagram Air Force Base for medical treatment.