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    US soldiers part of NATO patrol during the final day of a month long anti-Taliban operation by the Afghan National Army (ANA) in various parts of eastern Nangarhar province, at an Afghan National Army base in Khogyani district on August 30, 2015

    Insider Attack in S Afghanistan Kills 1 US Serviceman, Injures 2 Others - NATO

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    The US and its allies began a military operation in Afghanistan in 2001. It ended on December 28, 2014, but on January 1, 2015, the alliance announced a new mission in the country, called Resolute Support, to train and assist the Afghan security forces.

    According to a statement by the NATO Resolute Support mission, the two US service members wounded in the "insider attack" are in "stable" condition. The name of the fallen service member will be withheld until next of kin were informed.

    Last May the alliance stated that an American service member had been killed during an operation in the eastern part of Afghanistan.

    In the end of June, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani announced the end to a fragile ceasefire agreement between the government and the Taliban. The struggle in the war-torn country has continued, as, according to the report issued in May, government forces control about 39 percent of the country, with roughly half of Afghanistan contested by the Taliban and other militant groups.

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