AFGHAN SOLDIER KILLS ARMY OFFICER IN INSIDER ATTACK

dailycaller.com | 7/9/2018 | Staff
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A U.S. serviceman was killed during an apparent insider attack by an Afghan national soldier, according to the Pentagon.

Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel died on July 7 from an attack that wounded at least two other servicemen stationed in Tarin Kowt, an airfield in Uruzgan province in central Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said in a statement.

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The Pentagon is investigating the attack, and it’s unclear if it was connected to a larger insurgent group. A spokesman for the Taliban, Qari Yosuf Ahmadi, said the Afghan security member acted alone, but that he “appreciated” the attack, CBS News reported.

Maciel, from South Gate, California, deployed to Afghanistan in February, and has served in the Army stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, for two years. “Cpl. Maciel was an excellent soldier beloved by his teammates...
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