In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, A U.S. Army soldier with the 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment walks past an American Flag hanging in preparation for a ceremony commemorating the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Sept. 11, 2011 at Forward Operating Base Bostick in Kunar province, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
UPDATED 12:05 PM PT — Sunday, February 9, 2020
At least two Americans are dead after U.S. Military personnel came under direct fire in Afghanistan. The conflict happened on Saturday in the eastern part of the country. During a mission, American and Afghan service members were fired on by a man in an Afghan uniform.
Officials reported six American soldiers were wounded and two Afghan troops were killed in the attack. They have yet to confirm the gunmen’s fate.
The U.S. Department of Defense identified the two deceased Americans as 28-year-olds Sergeant Javier Jaguar Gutierrez and Sergeant Antonio Rey Rodriguez.
It remains unclear who’s responsible for the attack.