US Service Member Killed In Apparent Insider Attack In Southern Afghanistan

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Soldiers from Task Force Stalwart, which is compromised of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pose for a group photo, March 28, 2018, in a post in the outskirts of Afghanistan.

Soldiers from Task Force Stalwart, which is compromised of Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, pose for a group photo, March 28, 2018, in a post in the outskirts of Afghanistan.

A U.S. service member was killed and two others wounded on Saturday during an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, defense officials announced.

  • The wounded services member are currently stable condition and receiving treatment from medical personnel, NATO's Resolute Support said in a statement.
  • The Pentagon has not yet identified the fallen or wounded service members pending next of kin notification.
  • The last insider attack on NATO forces happened in August 2017, when a Romanian soldier was injured, according to Operation Resolute Support. The Taliban claimed in January 2018 that its infiltrators had wounded a U.S. service member, but the incident is officially classified as an insurgent attack.
  • A year earlier, a green-on-blue attack claimed the lives of three U.S. service members in eastern Afghanistan on June 11, 2017. Within a week, a second such attack wounded seven U.S. troops

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.