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.