US soldier killed in 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

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One American service member was killed and two others were wounded on Saturday in what the USA -led coalition described as an "apparent insider attack".

A USA military service member was killed and two others were wounded Saturday in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan.

The statement further added that the wounded service members, who are in stable condition, are now being treated.

The attack comes a year after an Afghan soldier killed three US service members during what was a joint operation.

Details of the incident, which is still under investigation, were not released. The attack took place at Tarinkot Airport in the the southern province of Uruzgan and was carried out by a member of the Afghan security forces, it said.

The so-called "green-on-blue" attack is the latest in a series of incidents in which Afghan forces have turned their weapons on global troops with whom they are working.

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

The Taliban have also released a statement, saying an Afghan soldier opened fire on USA soldiers in Uruzgan.

This is the third combat fatality in Afghanistan this year.

The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in an apparent insider attack Sin Afghanistan as Army Cpl.

However, the statement said it was "an apparent insider attack". They did not indicate a specific location where the attack occurred.

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