On October 22, a servicemember from the US-led military coalition in Afghanistan was killed and two others were injured in an apparent insider attack by a member of the Afghan security forces, the US-led military mission in the war-torn country, Resolute Support, said in a statement.
“A Resolute Support service member was killed in Herat province today.
Two other Resolute Support service members were wounded in the incident. Initial reports indicate the attack was committed by a member of the Afghan security forces.
Further details will be shared after the appropriate national authorities have followed their processes for releasing information,” the statement said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack saying that the attacker was its infiltrator.
The incident in the province of Herat was far from being first insider attack on the US-led coalition. Over the past few month, the US-led force has faced a series of insider attacks, which have caused casualties among both coalition servicemembers and US-backed government troops.
Last week, two top Afghan security officials in southern Kandahar province were killed by a member of the provincial governor’s security guard team. The top US military commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Austin Miller, was also on the site of the attack but he was not wounded.
These incidents show the real level of the local support the US-led coalition has in the war-torn country and this level seems to be extremely low.