United States service member killed, 2 wounded in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

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The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, said Saturday that the incident was under investigation and that the two wounded USA service members are being treated and are in stable condition.

The two wounded USA troops were in stable condition, the statement added.

No further details have been given regarding the incident and exact location where the attack took place but North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the incident is under investigation. The death is the third American military fatality in Afghanistan this year.

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The last insider attack occurred in August of 2017.

The apparent insider attack came just over a year after three US soldiers were killed in an attack by an Afghan soldier.

Uruzgan is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed militant groups are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities. But it gave no further details, saying the name of the service member killed would be withheld until next of kin were notified.

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

In a statement, the Taliban said a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on U.S. troops in the southern province of Uruzgan, killing four people and wounding several others.

Army Specialist Gabriel Conde, 22, was killed by Taliban gunfire in a province east of the Afghan capital of Kabul on April 30.

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