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USA service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

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A U.S. service member was killed and two others were wounded in an “apparent insider attack” in southern Afghanistan

The condition of the other two injured U.S. service members is stable and they are being treated.

A service member has died in southern Afghanistan in what appears to be a green-on-blue attack, military officials announced Saturday.

The two wounded Americans were in stable condition, the statement added.

'The incident is under investigation'.

But AFP and The Washington Post cited unidentified Afghan officials as saying it happened in Uruzgan Province.

"The Afghan Mujahid nation does not expect authorities of Saudi Arabia and scholars to side with American invaders in this fight between Islam and disbelievers", the Taliban said in a statement.

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At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday in two separate attacks by militants in Afghanistan as Islamic scholars gather in Saudi Arabia to discuss the legitimacy of the Taliban's war against the USA -backed government of President Ashraf Ghani.

Pompeo said there now is hope for progress - with an increase in airstrikes and the deployment of an additional 3,000 USA troops.

This war started 17 years ago when Americans Invaded Afghanistan and thus Afghan Mujahid nationals launched the jihad, the group said.

The Taliban released a statement praising an Afghan soldier for carrying out the attack, without taking credit for it themselves.

Additional information will be released as appropriate, the statement added.

As well as the battle against the Taliban and Islamic State fighters operating from Afghanistan, Pompeo discussed plans for October elections in the country and presidential elections due early next year, amid tensions between powerful regional leaders and Ghani. Afghan commandos carried out the operation with support from US special forces and air power.

"Green on blue" attacks, where Afghan soldiers or those purporting to be Afghan soldiers attack troops from the US and its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners, have occurred regularly in the long-running way, as have "green on green" attacks of Afghan soldiers turning against their comrades.

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