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KABUL, Afghanistan – An American member of the service was killed and another injured when an Afghan commander opened fire on them on Saturday in Kabul, Afghan and US officials said.

It was the second such attack in less than two weeks.

On October 22, an Afghan commander opened fire on members of the US NATO coalition in the western province of Herat, killing one and injuring two.

"Initial reports indicate that the attacker was a member of Afghanistan's national defense and security forces," said Debra Richardson, a NATO spokesman in the capital of Kabul.

"The attacker was immediately killed by other Afghan forces."

The NATO statement did not release the identity or ranks of the members of the service or the position of the attack.