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Insider attack in Afghanistan killed a soldier from California

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon says the AMERICAN service member killed in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan was a soldier from California.

In a statement, the Pentagon identified the soldier as Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California. He died Saturday in Tarin Kowt district, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan.

Maciel was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. Task Force 1-28 Infantry is deployed in support of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.

The U.S.-led coalition headquarters in Kabul said that two other AMERICAN service members were injured in the attack.

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