Two Americans die in Afghanistan attack near base

Two Americans — one U.S. servicemember and one civilian — died Wednesday after an attack near a coalition base in Kabul, Afghanistan, according to the U.S. military.

The unknown assailant was later killed and an investigation into the incident is underway. The pair were involved in part of the NATO mission to train, advise, and assist Afghan security services.

The U.S. Department of Defense Policy has not released the names of the Americans killed, pending next-of-kin notification.

"Anytime we lose a member of our team, it is deeply painful" said Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and Resolute Support. "Our sympathies go out to the families, loved ones, and the units of those involved in this incident."

Meanwhile, one U.S. service member and two U.S. civilians also sustained wounds and are currently stable.

USA TODAY


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