U.S. service member killed in Afghan 'insider attack'
10 July, 2018, 08:25 | Author: Jason Torres
The Taliban proceeded to murder 17 Afghan police officers in a predawn attack, then announced its own three-day cease-fire, although it stressed that attacks on everyone it considered a "foreign invader" would continue.
Pompeo also added, perhaps optimistically given Afghanistan's long history of resisting foreign forces, that the Taliban were "beginning to see that they can not wait us out".
The last insider attack that resulted in a US casualty occurred in June 2017, according to NATO Resolute Support officials.
On New Year's Day, a USA soldier was killed and four others wounded in combat operations in the eastern province of Nangarhar. The last insider attack that resulted in a USA casualty occurred two months earlier, in June of past year.
Pompeo said the US will "support, facilitate, and participate in these discussions", but emphasized negotiations with the Taliban must be "Afghan-led and Afghan-owned".
The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in an apparent insider attack Sin Afghanistan as Army Cpl. Afghan commandos carried out the operation with support from US special forces and air power. A U.S. Defense Department report released earlier this month found civilian casualties had increased 73 percent between December and May compared to the same period the year before.
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