US Service Member Killed in Insider Attack

Incoming Commander of Resolute Support forces and command of NATO forces in Afghanistan US Army General Scott Miller speaks during a change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul Afghanistan

The service member is the sixth American killed in Afghanistan this year, US forces said in a statement.

CNN reported previously that the ISIS leader and 10 other fighters from the terrorist group were killed in an airstrike, according to provincial spokesman Attaullah Khogyani.

At least one U.S. service member was killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, Resolute Support said in a statement on Monday.

The so-called "green-on-blue" attack was the latest in a series of incidents in which Afghan forces have turned their weapons on worldwide troops with whom they are working.

Explosive quotes from Bob Woodward's book about Trump
In one account, the Watergate sleuth, citing multiple sources, contends Kelly once told colleagues the president is " unhinged ". Since he took office, Mattis has repeatedly batted down to reporters the notion that he is out of step with President Trump .


Insider attacks, or green on blue attacks as they are also called, have sharply gone down in recent years in Afghanistan since the drastic reduction of foreign troops in the country.

The death came one day after a new US commander for all American and allied forces in Afghanistan took over.

Austin Miller has assumed command of the 41-nation North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission in Afghanistan following a handover ceremony. I know this has been a long fight, and it has been generations for us, for the Afghan people.

It was said by Taliban commander Mullah Sher Agha on Sunday that the Taliban commanders inside the country are willing to begin peace talks.

Etan Thomas on Colin Kaepernick: 'A very good business move by Nike'
The source says Nike will feature Kaepernick on several platforms, including billboards, television commercials and online ads. An independent arbitrator ruled last month that his collusion grievance could proceed to trial.


"Peace negotiations should be among Afghans and for Afghans", Agha told CNN.

The United States is now a year into its strategy of stepping up pressure on the Taliban by increasing airstrikes and sending thousands more troops to train and advise Afghan forces, but clear signs of success have so far proved elusive.

Last month the Taliban launched a brazen attack on Ghazni, a strategic city south of the capital, seizing key buildings and engaging in gunbattles with security forces.

Taliban commander Agha said: "Enemy is first ISIS, then government".

Extraordinary Extracts From Bob Woodward's Book On Donald Trump
Woodward tells Trump he had contacted multiple officials to attempt to interview Trump and was rebuffed. National security advisers instead developed options for the airstrike that Trump ultimately ordered.


Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle takes a style cue from Diana
Sep 05, 2018 - 17:25
The event saw a number of well-known faces, including hosts Gaby Roslin and Matt Allwright, as well as Katie Piper and Ian Waite. She has been praised for her "great zest for life" and her "courage, strength and determination".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Phil Mickelson's patriotic reaction to making Ryder Cup team
Sep 05, 2018 - 16:51
Furyk will round out his team by naming a 12th player on Monday morning, following the final round of the BMW Championship. Unlike the relatively simple task for Furyk, Bjorn has many more hard decisions to make by Wednesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top We will not roll over for Brussels, says Brexit secretary
Sep 05, 2018 - 15:55
The decision was welcomed by MPs who support the cross-party People's Vote campaign, including the Conservative MP Anna Soubry. In 2016, GMB union members, like the country, were divided on Brexit.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Chrome Gets New Design, Smarter Suggestions, Increased Security
Sep 05, 2018 - 15:54
The screenshot that you see above depicts the new default design of the Google Chrome web browser on desktop operating systems. The search bar - which is commonly known as the Omnibox - can now show more information without needing to open a new tab.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Young Aussie's insane 'scorpion' goal named among world's best of 2018
Sep 05, 2018 - 13:03
Ronaldo's efforts with Real prior to his move to Turin meant he was among the contenders for the UEFA Player of the Year award. Mohamed Salah had an unbelievable season with Liverpool past year where he scored a staggering 44 goals and assisted 16 more.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Marin Cilic reflects on thrilling US Open win over Alex de Minaur
Sep 05, 2018 - 10:43
But finally, on his eighth match point , Cilic hit a crosscourt forehand victor to seal a Round of 16 date vs. He was unable to, with de Minaur fending off another match point to break back and then level the set at 5-5.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ayanna Pressley ousts longtime Democrat in Massachusetts House primary
Sep 05, 2018 - 09:26
Pressley's win was among the night's biggest upsets, defeating 10-term incumbent Representative Michael Capuano . In a shocking upset with national reverberations, upstart Ayanna Pressley defeated longtime incumbent U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to Replace John McCain
Sep 05, 2018 - 08:09
In choosing Kyl, Ducey tapped a figure who is well-liked by both Trump's political team and McCain's family and allies. Many names had emerged as possibilities to fill John MCCain's seat, including Cindy McCain, former Reps.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Highway overpass collapses in Kolkata, injured being treated
Sep 05, 2018 - 07:28
The Majerhat Bridge was built about five decades ago over the Sealdah-Budge Budge suburban railway line. The rescue operations at Kolkata's Majerhat Bridge collapse site will continue through the night.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ian Wright explains why Marcus Rashford may have to quit Man United
Sep 05, 2018 - 07:04
Manchester United will face Watford, who have been in stunning form this season, in their next Premier League fixture. I think when we play positive football we do well. "We lost so many chances and Joe Hart made important saves".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top US Open: Australia's John Millman stuns Federer to advance to quarterfinals
Sep 05, 2018 - 06:57
The seventh-seeded Cilic ousted No. 10 seed David Goffin 7-6 (6), 6-2, 6-4 to set up a rematch with Kei Nishikori . The Australian said he froze in the first set but was able to take control by relying on his fighting qualities.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Le'Veon Bell Not At Steelers' Practice, GM Releases Statement
Sep 05, 2018 - 06:41
When asked why, Tomlin simply replied "James". "James", he said. "The status and condition and the approach of James". Le'Veon Bell hasn't shown up to any practices, training camp, or played in any preseason games as Week 1 looms near.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gordon likely to make landfall as category 1 hurricane
Sep 05, 2018 - 05:25
Rain and the flash flooding that can cause are the main threats expected from Gordon along with strong wind and storm surge. The forecast now calls for Gordon to become a Category 1 Hurricane as it makes landfall along the Gulf.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lincoln Kennedy: Khalil Mack Is Not Going To Be Traded
Sep 05, 2018 - 04:39
The Raiders were positive that Mack would want to surpass those bank-breaking numbers, so they were forced to listen to offers. The whirlwind weekend for Khalil Mack , the Bears and all of Chicago is finally over.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Why it is still too early to write off Roger Federer
Sep 04, 2018 - 23:28
But the 29-year-old Brisbane native with no titles to his name might have won his share of fans in NY . Next up for the Australian is a quarter-final match-up against sixth seed Novak Djokovic .