Insider attack kills 1 U.S. service member, wounds 1 in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan — A U.S. service member was killed and another wounded in an insider attack in Kabul on Saturday, when a member of Afghan security forces opened fire on them, officials said.
The wounded soldier was evacuated for medical treatment at Bagram Airfield, a U.S. military base about 35 miles north of Kabul, said Debra Richardson, a spokeswoman for the NATO coalition in Afghanistan.
Richardson said the assailant was gunned down by other Afghan troops present at the scene.
Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Sayed Javid Ghafoor confirmed her account.
He said the attack happened at a base in Kabul.
The motive for the attack, the second insider attack at a base against foreign troops in less than two weeks, was not immediately clear.