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U.S. Civilian Helping Military Set on Fire in Southern Afghanistan

An Afghan national in Meywand, Khandahar province, reportedly doused a U.S. civilian working with the U.S. military with a flammable liquid and lit the worker on fire. Another U.S. civilian then shot and killed the attacker.

The burn victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to a Coalition forces medical facility for treatment.

The U.S. civilians were working with teams of anthropologists and psychologists that help the U.S. military with cultural awareness.

The incident is under investigation.