“We are staying the course in Afghanistan. We have confidence in our ability to work closely with the [Afghan National Security Force],” Mr. Little said, adding that U.S. leaders are working closely with their Afghan partners to stem such incidents.
These attacks could jeopardize the current strategy, which is to train Afghan forces to take over security by next year as U.S. and coalition forces withdraw.
Details were not yet available about the civilian, who possibly was an Afghan instructor.
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