U.S. service member killed, 2 wounded in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

A U.S. service member was killed and two others were wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan

A USA soldier killed in Afghanistan was identified late on Sunday as Cpl.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said Saturday that a USA soldier had been killed and two others wounded in what it called an "apparent insider attack" in southern Afghanistan.

The wounded service members are in stable condition and are receiving treatment, according to the NATO Resolute Support, a NATO-led coalition that aids Afghan security forces.

Maciel was deployed from Fort Benning, Georgia, which straddles the Alabama and Georgia border, near Columbus, Ga., and he was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. He had been serving in Afghanistan since February.

The U.S. military believes its operations in the Achin district, site of the "Mother of All Bombs" drop on ISIS caves in 2017, has severely damaged the Islamic State's logistics in Afghanistan and thwarted its planned assaults on Kabul and Jalalabad.

As in other areas of the war, Afghan units suffer more heavily than coalition units from insider attacks.

The statement offered no additional details of how the apparent insider attack occurred.

"As the commander of this organization, I take all threats seriously, and I assess all threats", Jackson said in a briefing with reporters at the Pentagon by video teleconference from Afghanistan.

Insider attacks are commonly referred to as "green on blue" attacks. In that incident, a Romanian NATO soldier was injured. "The Taliban have gained ground, USA airstrikes have spiked to put pressure on the group to negotiate, and civilian casualties have increased - partly due to those airstrikes but mostly because of Taliban attacks, and some ISIS attacks".

Maciel is survived by his father and mother.

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