U.S. service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

The killing is the latest 'green on blue' attack suffered by Nato forces in Afghanistan

The killing is the latest 'green on blue' attack suffered by Nato forces in Afghanistan

One US soldier was killed and at least two others sustained injuries in an apparent insider attack in South of Afghanistan.

A US service member was killed and two others wounded in what North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is calling "an apparent insider attack" in Afghanistan Saturday.

US Army Col. Scott Jackson, the Security Force Assistance Brigade's commander in Afghanistan, told reporters last month that insider attacks were a threat but that US forces were taking necessary precautions. Officials at the top US military headquarters in Kabul could not immediately be reached for additional comment.

The Nato combat mission in Afghanistan officially ended in 2014, however, a number of countries, including the United States, still have troops on the ground, helping support the Afghan military. The death is the third American military fatality in Afghanistan this year. They did not indicate a specific location where the attack occurred.

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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.

The names of the service members will not be released until their next of kin were notified.

Afghan security forces, supported by global troops, are now trying to oust Islamic State militants from their strongholds the eastern province of Nangarhar.

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