US Service Member Killed, Two Wounded In Insider Attack In Afghanistan

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US Service Member Killed, Two Wounded In Insider Attack In Afghanistan

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A US service member was killed and two others were wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan on July 7, the NATO said in a statement.

“The wounded service members, who are in stable condition, are currently being treated. The incident is under investigation,” the statement reads.

Insider attacks, also known as “green-on-blue” attacks, are incidents in which Afghan forces fire on NATO troops with whom they are working. The July 7 incident is the first such killing in nearly a year.

The NATO did not release the identity of the soldier killed or details of the incident.

According to AFP news agency, citing a local police officer, the attack took plcae at the airport in Tarinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province.

The Taliban also commented on the matter.

“A patriot Afghan soldier opened fire on Americans in Uruzgan airport killing and wounding at least four American invaders,” the movement said.

There are about 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan, providing the main component of the NATO mission in the war-torn country.

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  • You can call me Al

    That is 5 in 2 days. 4 in Syria, 1 here.

  • as

    Here i expected the one that killed also from UN international coalition. Of course they’d cry about some ‘traitor’ of the occupation forces. Simply stop bombing and leave the country surely just an idea from morons or mentally sick in the US.

  • Smaug

    Yeah, I read about this on yahoo also.

    Going off the many stories I heard directly from combat veterans this isn’t to uncommon for all indigenous sides in that part of the world. The Afghans that volunteer to help us generally don’t have to be worried about but there’s never any way to be sure what’s going on in a man’s mind. And the Afghan’s, no matter what side they’re on, are all either cowards or suicidal (10 times as many pirates as suicide bombers).

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      None of what you said is true but your own convoluted opinion, so US soldiers are commonly Rapists ,child molesters , Drug traffickers , Human slave trade traffickers , trained murder units , Grave robbers (Antiquities), Puppet rulers and dictators supporters ,Steal everyone else’s Resources, did I miss anything let me know. Well at least these ones are fact and truth and not some petty bigoted opinion.

      • Smaug

        We should bring back the draft…

        • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

          You might get more Rainbow coalition supporters and some crazy beta cucks like you.