One US soldier was killed and another injured in an “apparent insider attack” in the Afghan capital of Kabul on November 3, NATO said in a statement.
“Initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces,” NATO’s Resolute Support mission stated adding that the attacker was killed by “other Afghan forces”.
According to the statement, the wounded soldier was flown to Bagram Airfield north of Kabul where he was receiving medical treatment. He was in a “stable condition”.The identity of the dead soldier has not released so far.
The NATO is investigating into the incident.
Less than two weeks ago, NATO forces in Afghanistan suffered casualties in another insider attack. A member of the Afghan security forces killed a Czech soldier and wounded two others were in the western province of Herat.
The increased number of insider attacks on NATO troops deployed in the war-torn country shows that the US-led bloc hardly has enough support among locals that would allow it to secure at leeast its own personnel.