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Insider attack in S. Afghanistan kills 1 US serviceman, injures 2 others - NATO - UPDATED


The US and its allies began a military operation in Afghanistan in 2001. It ended on December 28, 2014, but on January 1, 2015, the alliance announced a new mission in the country, called Resolute Support, to train and assist the Afghan security forces, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

 

According to a statement by the NATO Resolute Support mission, the two US service members wounded in the "insider attack" are in "stable" condition.

 

Last May the alliance stated that an American service member had been killed during an operation in the eastern part of Afghanistan.

 

At the end of June, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani announced that a fragile ceasefire agreement between the government and the Taliban movement to end. The struggle in the war-torn country continued, as according to the report, issued in May, the government forces control about 39 percent of the country, with roughly half of the country contested by Taliban and other militant groups.

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