(U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith)

Three U.S. service members received non-life-threatening injuries after being fired on Monday by an Afghan police officer, a U.S. official confirmed.

The troops were part of a convoy in Kandahar province that came under attack by a member of the Afghan Civil Order Police, a spokesperson for Operation Resolute Support said on Monday.

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After years of trying to get rid of him, the Marine Corps may have to keep Maj. Jason Brezler, who warned Marines in Afghanistan about a corrupt police chief, whose boy servant subsequently killed three Marines in a 2012 insider attack.

A board of inquiry recently decided to retain Brezler, his civilian attorney Michael Bowe told Task & Purpose on Tuesday. Brezler is currently in the Inactive Ready Reserve, but he is trying to join a Select Reserve unit.

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The U.S. service member killed in an apparent insider attack on Saturday has been identified as Maj. Brent Taylor, a member of the Utah National Guard and the mayor of North Ogden, Utah.

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DoD photo / Lisa Ferdinando.

Afghan security forces have stepped up training and vetting of troops and police who work with U.S. service members to stop “Green on Blue” attacks, Defense Secretary James Mattis told reporters on Tuesday.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jodson B. Graves

Editor’s Note: This article by Matthew Cox originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard was on his thirteenth overseas deployment when he was killed during an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan on September 3, Newsweek reports.

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