WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. military says it has determined that the shooting death of an American service member Monday in Afghanistan was a so-called insider attack.
Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the American was killed in eastern Afghanistan by a member of the Afghan national police force. Another U.S. service member was wounded; O’Donnell said that person is in stable condition.READ MORE: Man In His Late 80s Found Deceased In Southeast Dallas Home That Caught Fire
When the attack was announced on Monday, the coalition called it an apparent insider attack.
O’Donnell said the Afghan attacker was apprehended and is now in Afghan custody.READ MORE: Feds Charge Dallas Attorney Rayshun Jackson In Drug Money Laundering Scheme
Monday’s insider attack was the second this summer. One American was killed and two were wounded in a July attack in southern Uruzgan province.
MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Update: Are You Eligible For A Plus-Up Payment?