Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California, died July 7, 2018, in Tarin Kowt District, Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan from wounds sustained during an apparent insider attack. The incident is under investigation.
Maciel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. Task Force 1-28 Infantry is currently deployed in support of the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.
Two other service members were wounded during the attack and are in stable condition, according to CNN.
The Taliban praised a soldier believed to be responsible for the attack on Twitter, saying, “A patriot Afghan soldier opened fire on Americans in Uruzgan airport killing and wounding at least four American invaders.”
Maciel’s death is the third during combat in Afghanistan this year.
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