PESHAWAR: A US soldier was killed and another was injured in an insider attack in Afghanistan on Monday

The Resolute Support mission confirmed the attack and said the sacrifice of the 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.

Resolute Support and US Forces – Afghanistan Commanding General Scott Miller said: “Our duty now is to honour him, care for his family and continue our mission.”

The injured soldier was stated to be in stable condition. The general said the incident is under investigation.

Media reports said it was sixth US service member to be killed in Afghanistan this year, and two of them were killed in insider attacks.