USA servicemember killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

U.S. service members are shown at sunrise in Afghanistan in 2013

One US service member was killed and two others wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said on Saturday.

No further details have been given regarding the incident and exact location where the attack took place but North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the incident is under investigation.

Maciel was killed and two other American service members were wounded in what U.S. military officials called an "apprarent insider attack" while they were advising local forces at an Afghan military facility in the town of Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan Province. But a statement by the Taliban reported by Reuters on Saturday said an Afghan soldier had fired on American troops in southern Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. There were no insider attacks on US service members during the same period, according to a Department of Defense (DoD) report released last month.

There were 47 "green-on-green" attacks, when Afghan security forces are attacked from within their own forces, from December 1, 2017 through May 31.

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"The wounded service members, who are in stable condition, are now being treated", said the statement.

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

Attacks by Afghan security forces against coalition troops working alongside them were common in Afghanistan several years ago, when the Pentagon had more than 100,000 personnel deployed there.

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