U.S. servicemember killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

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

NATO's training and assistance mission in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, said in a statementthat the two USA service members injured in the July 7 incident were in stable condition and that an investigation was under way.

"One U.S. service member was killed and two other U.S. service members were wounded during an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, July 7", said a statement from Resolute Support, the NATO-led military training mission in Afghanistan.

The statement further added that the wounded service members, who are in stable condition, are now being treated. A Pentagon report last month said there were 47 so-called "green-on-green" attacks, or incidents where Afghan soldiers turn on their own side, so far this year. The Afghan province that has seen the highest number of attacks is Helmand to the south, a Taliban stronghold and the heart of Afghanistan's opium-growing industry.

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The incident marks the first combat fatality for the US military in Afghanistan since April 30, and the third there this year. That statement and an Afghan official, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the situation's sensitivity, said the attack occurred in Uruzgan province.

Green-on-blue or insider attacks, in which a member of the ANSF attacks American service members, have taken place every year since 2008. In that incident, a Romanian NATO soldier was injured.

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