US Service Member Killed in Apparent Insider Attack in Afghanistan

US service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, said Saturday that the incident was under investigation and that the two wounded U.S. service members are being treated and are in stable condition.

The coalition said the two wounded United States service members are in stable condition and being treated.

Officials said the incident is now under investigation.

The incident marks the first combat fatality for the USA military in Afghanistan since April 30, and the second there this year.

The statement did not provide further details, saying that the name of the US service member killed in action would be withheld until notification of next of kin.




The ambush occurred in southern Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said in a statement without being more specific. A Pentagon report last month said there were 47 so-called "green-on-green" attacks, or incidents where Afghan soldiers turn on their own side, so far this year.

In the April 30 incident, Army Spec. Gabriel Conde, 22, was shot by enemy fighters in a firefight in Kapisa province while providing security for U.S. Special Operations troops.

The names of the service members will not be released until their next of kin were notified.

Green-on-blue or insider attacks, in which a member of the ANSF attacks American service members, have taken place every year since 2008.

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