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US soldier killed in insider attack in the east

US soldier killed in insider attack in the east

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Sep 03, 2018 - 21:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): One U.S. service member was killed and another wounded during an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistaninfo-icon on Monday (Sept. 3), the Resolute Support (RS) mission said.

 “The sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country, is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him,” said Resolute Support and US Forces – Afghanistan Commanding General Scott Miller.

 “Our duty now is to honor him, care for his family and continue our mission.” He added.

The wounded service member was in stable condition. the statement said, adding the incident was under investigation.

It was sixth U.S. service member to be killed in Afghanistan in 2018, and the second to be killed in an insider attack.

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