August 18th, 2012
03:01 AM ET

Coalition service member killed in Afghanistan, ISAF says

A coalition service member has died following an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan, the International Security Assistance Force said Saturday.

It did not release details about the Friday attack or the service member's nationality.

In a separate Friday incident that was reported earlier, two U.S. troops were killed by an Afghan police officer in Farah province in southwestern Afghanistan, according to the NATO-led command in Afghanistan. Also, two ISAF troops and an Afghan service member were wounded Friday by another Afghan service member in Kandahar province, in the south.

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  1. The Doug

    I Suck At Fighting

    August 18, 2012 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |

    I bet you're happy that you crawled out from under your rock to say that.

    August 18, 2012 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Bongo™

      i would be Bomgo the skinny Cuban drum player then !

      August 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat


      August 18, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kurt

    God Bless our Men at war and bring them home.

    August 18, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. mn

    this is y i will NOT TRUST anyone that isnt n US uniform evn if inside any FOB/Base when i get there n 2 weeks.

    their family ties and hatrix 4 americans will never allow that country to advanced...they stil live n stonge age

    August 18, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. chris

    add one more to the list of those killed under President Obama who promised in 2008 to get us out of there as his first priority.

    August 18, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bongo™

    Goodmorning everyone. Another sad story in the news.

    August 18, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  7. Chuk

    And there are people out there like John McCain who think the US should stay in the country forever. Setting a withdrawal date, they say, is risky. Tell that to those making the ultimate sacrifice! The current plan is the right one – stabiize the place and withdraw. If John McCain wants to put his money where his mouth is, let him! Give him some fighting gear and send him on his way. He hasn't seen a war he doesn't want to start.

    August 18, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • George

      Chuk, I don't even know that stability is an option. They are really tribal animals who cannot see the forest through the trees. We should get out and let them revert back down the evolutionary scale.

      August 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. gahh

    A US Army trainer gave an A K 47 to a Afghan villager, who turned around and shot and killed the US Army trainer with it. The Taliban is using our weapons to kill our soldiers. Don't look to Washington for any help, to stop this insanity.

    August 18, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kenney

    @Bongo great to see you on here still im outa here tonight

    August 18, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Quitcrying

    When will the bloodshed end Obama?

    August 18, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. RoseMcB

    Time to step up the withdrawal and aim for complete evacuation of U.S. and coalition forces by the END OF THE YEAR. This dragging it out is nonsense and will accomplish nothing but more deaths of American and allied troops. These people can't be helped. Outsiders have tried to drag these people, kicking and screaming, into modern society for thousands of years and it hasn't work – ever. Let them live like livestock and solve their own problems. Continuing this for even a few more months is just pointless, not to mention expensive. We have our own problems right here at home.

    August 18, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  12. Alicia

    Another fine N.W.O financed war....for their profit.

    August 18, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. charlie

    President Obama's Viet Nam. Didn't anyone pay attention to what Russia's failures were there? We need to bring all our troops home now. If you want to understand Afghanistan, watch THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING. Rudyard Kipling understood back then what few American politicians never will comprehend.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Tired of heros

    Don't won't to go get killed in a foreign country don't sign up for the military America will always have somewhere to send you and you know what the job is you do get paid for it. Anybody that thinks this mess is still about our freedom need to be treated for mental illness themselves.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. JustaGrunt

    Get rid of the Afghan problem and the major opium fields in one swoop – drop a few nukes on them and forget about it.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
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