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03 Nov 2018 | 03:11 PM UTC

Afghanistan: Insider attack in Kabul kills US service member Nov. 3

Afghanistan News Alert

At least one US military service member killed, another wounded in apparent insider attack in Kabul November 3; attacker also dead

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/3/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/3/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kabul). COUNTRY/REGION Kabul

Event

At least one US military service member was killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack at the Kabul Military Training Center located on the eastern outskirts of the Afghan capital on Saturday, November 3. The assailant, a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), was also reportedly killed as he attempted to flee the scene. Details are still emerging and the incident is currently under investigation.

Context

Around 100 insider attacks are estimated to have taken place in Afghanistan since June 2017. On October 18, another such attack targeted Afghan and NATO officials during a security meeting at the governor's residence in southwestern Kandahar city (Kandahar province). That incident left two Afghan officials dead, including Kandahar province's police chief.

Advice

The security environment in Afghanistan remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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