The Defense Department on Sunday identified the U.S. soldier who was killed in an apparent “insider attack” over the weekend in southern Afghanistan.
Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California, died July 7 in Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan from wounds sustained during the attack.
Honoring Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, Calif., killed Saturday in Tarin Kowt, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan during ‘insider attack.’ Maciel member of 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade out of Fort Benning, Ga. pic.twitter.com/xf8SlJaTkR
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) July 8, 2018
Two additional service members were wounded during the attack and were being treated; they are said to be in stable condition.
Maciel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Benning, Georgia.
The Dept. of Defense released the identity of a 3ID Soldier who died in Afghanistan yesterday. CPL Maciel was assigned to TF 1-28 IN, @FortBenning. The incident is under investigation. Read more in the attached release. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/PNhy9Ufnpv
— 3rd Infantry Division (@3rd_Infantry) July 8, 2018
Task Force 1-28 Infantry is currently deployed in support of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.
The attack is under investigation.
Maciel’s death marks the third U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan this year.