In this July 1, 2018, photo, police and firemen work at the site of a deadly suicide attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. A top Army leader says it's too early to tell if training or other changes must be made in light of an insider attack in Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and wounded two others, amid uncertainty on whether the assailant was just a disgruntled Afghan soldier or an insurgent infiltrator. (AP Photo)

Army ponders changes after insider attack in Afghanistan

July 14, 2018 - 12:50 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Army officer says it's too early to tell if training or other changes must be made in light of an insider attack in Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and wounded two others.

There is some uncertainty about whether the assailant was a disgruntled Afghan soldier or an insurgent infiltrator.

Gen. Mark Milley, the Army chief of staff, says the three soldiers killed and wounded last weekend were doing their job, protecting members of the new U.S. advisory brigade that deployed to Afghanistan for the first time just five months ago.

He says the Army is moving ahead with plans to create more of the training brigades and use them primarily in Afghanistan, although other locations could be considered in the future.

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