USA service member killed in Afghanistan in apparent insider attack

U.S. service members are shown at sunrise in Afghanistan in 2013

The two wounded US troops were in stable condition, the statement added.

"One U.S. service member was killed and two other U.S. service members were wounded during an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, July 7", the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission said in a statement.

No further details have been given regarding the incident and exact location where the attack took place but North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the incident is under investigation.

The Taliban said in a statement that a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on USA troops in Uruzgan Province.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation said the wounded service members are in stable condition.

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The ambush occurred in southern Afghanistan, U.S. military officials said in a written statement.

The service branch of the troops and the province in which the suspected attack occurred have not been made public.

The term "insider attack" refers to attacks carried out against US military personnel by the Afghan troops they are training or advising. "And I will tell you honestly, we have had our Afghan partners come to us with intelligence that preempted potential attacks, and they have been proactively taking care of their own problems".

Green-on-blue or insider attacks, in which a member of the ANSF attacks American service members, have taken place every year since 2008.

Army Specialist Gabriel Conde, 22, was killed by Taliban gunfire in a province east of the Afghan capital of Kabul on April 30.

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