US soldier killed in Afghan 'insider attack' identified

US service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

US service member killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan

"And right now, you know, yes, green on blue could be a threat, but we have not had a single incident", Jackson said, using a military term for insider attacks. "The incident is under investigation", Resolute Support said in a statement.

Maciel's honors include the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon, the Columbus, Ga., newspaper site says.

Two more troops were wounded in the apparent attack July 7 according to an announcement from Resolute Support public affairs.

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"Our prayers are with his family and friends during this hard time", Conner said in the statement.

The injured American troopers were in stable condition, the statement added. The Taliban proceeded to murder 17 Afghan police officers in a predawn attack, then announced its own three-day cease-fire, although it stressed that attacks on everyone it considered a "foreign invader" would continue.

The Taliban said in a statement that "conscientious" Afghan soldiers had shot foreign soldiers in the south-central Uruzgan province, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitor.

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He urged both groups to come to the negotiating table, adding, the US would be willing to help facilitate the discussions.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday, promised support for President Ashraf Ghani's bid to start peace talks with the Taliban and repeated the United States would be willing to take part.

NPR's Tom Bowman noted last month that "a permanent end in the fighting does not seem to be anywhere in sight" in Afghanistan. The death is the third American military fatality in Afghanistan this year.

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The last insider attack that resulted in a U.S. casualty occurred in June past year.

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