first published on October 19, 2016 by Josh
According to the Afghan Defense Ministry, two U.S. citizens, one working with the military, one civilian on official U.S. business, were killed during an insider attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghani Gen. Dawlat Waziri said that at around 11 a.m. a person dressed in an Afghan Army uniform opened fire on a group of American servicemen. Two were killed, and another 5 were wounded.
Operation Resolute Support, and the Afghan Defense Ministry are investigating the incident together. The attacker was killed shortly after the attack began.
“Anytime we lose a member of our team, it is deeply painful. Our sympathies go out to the families, loved ones, and the units of those involved in this incident.” Said Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and the NATO-led mission about the incident shortly after it happened.
This is a breaking news story. We will continue to update it as more information becomes available. At this time, there is no information that has been released about the deceased or injured, as it is standard operating procedure for the military to notify the next of kin first.