WASHINGTON — One US service member was killed and another wounded in eastern Afghanistan on Monday in what officials described as an apparent insider attack.
The attack is the second incident in less than two months in which a US service member was killed by an Afghan security member. The US military, which disclosed the death in a statement Monday, did not provide additional details.
“The sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country, is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him,” said General Austin Scott Miller, head of the US war effort in Afghanistan, in the statement. “Our duty now is to honor him, care for his family and continue our mission.”