The Latest: U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan identified

Posted at 7:20 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 21:35:08-04

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on an American soldier killed in Afghanistan (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in Afghanistan Monday in what U.S. officials said was an attack by a member of the Afghan national police.

He was identified as Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy A. Bolyard, age 42, from Thornton, West Virginia.

The Pentagon says Bolyard died of wounds sustained from small arms fire in Logar Province in eastern Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Bolyard was assigned to 3rd Squadron, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, based at Fort Benning, Georgia.

2 p.m.

An attack on U.S. troops in Afghanistan that killed one American was carried out by a member of the Afghan national police now in Afghan government custody, a U.S. official said Tuesday. It was the second so-called insider attack there this summer.

Lt. Col. Martin O’Donnell, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul, said in a telephone interview Tuesday that the American, whose name has not yet been made public, was killed in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan policeman. Another U.S. service member was wounded; O’Donnell said that person’s wounds are not life-threatening.

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