A service member of the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission was killed in an attack in the vicinity of Bagram Airfield in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan.
A statement by the alliance said “We can confirm a Resolute Support service member died as a result of an enemy attack in the vicinity of Bagram Airfield, September 22.”
No further details were given regarding the nationality of the deceased service member.
The NATO-led Resolute Support mission generally do not disclose the identities of the NATO service members killed in Afghanistan saying “It is RS Policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.”
At least 9 NATO service members including 8 US soldiers and one soldier from the another country contributing soldiers in Resolute Support mission have lost their lives since the beginning of the year.
Yesterday’s incident is followed almost a month after an individual in Afghan national security forces uniform opened fire on NATO soldiers in southern Afghanistan.
“Two Resolute Support servicemembers died early this morning when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces uniforms opened fire on their vehicle at an ANDSF compound in Helmand province,” a statement by the alliance said.