KABUL — A U.S. service member lost his life and another was wounded in an apparent insider attack on Monday in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S.-led coalition said.
The death is the first of a U.S. soldier since Miller on Sunday assumed his new position.
Insider attacks, or green on blue attacks as they are also called, have sharply gone down in recent years in Afghanistan since the drastic reduction of foreign troops in the country.
The service member killed Monday is the sixth American to have died in action this year in Afghanistan, according to the statement. Afghan security force fatalities are routinely higher.