U.S. Service Member Killed in Apparent Insider Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

One U.S. service member was killed and another was wounded in an apparent insider attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on Nov. 3, the NATO-led Resolute Support coalition said.

The statement added that the initial reports indicated that the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Initial reports also indicated that the attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan Forces.

The two U.S. service members were medically evacuated to Bagram Airfield, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan. The wounded service member is undergoing medical treatment and is in stable condition, according to the Resolute Support coalition.

The Resolute Support statement added that the incident is under investigation and the name of the deceased service member will be released 24 hours after next of kin notification.

This is reportedly the third deadly shooting of friendly forces in recent days believed to be carried out by an Afghan service member. On Oct. 18, a gunman wearing a uniform of the Afghan security forces opened fire on a gathering of security chiefs in Kandahar killing three. On Oct. 22, one NATO service member was killed and two others were injured in an apparent insider attack that took place in western Herat Province.



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