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Pentagon identifies US soldier killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

Cpl. Joseph Maciel (U.S. Military)
July 09, 2018

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.

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.

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.