Updated on Sept. 5 — The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in Afghanistan Monday in what U.S. officials said was an attack by a member of the Afghan national police.
He was identified as Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, age 42, from Thornton, West Virginia.
The Pentagon says Bolyard died of wounds sustained from small arms fire in Logar Province in eastern Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.
Bolyard was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, based at Fort Benning, Georgia.
WASHINGTON — A U.S. service member has been killed and another wounded in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan, according to a statement Monday from the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.
Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commanding General Scott Miller says “the sacrifice of our service member, who volunteered for a mission to Afghanistan to protect his country is a tragic loss for all who knew and all who will now never know him.”
He added, “Our duty now is to honor him, care for his family and continue our mission.”
The statement said the service member was the sixth American killed in Afghanistan this year.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration was monitoring the situation and President Donald Trump had been briefed by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The wounded service member was said to be in stable condition.
The names of the service members were not released.