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Two American airmen killed in Afghanistan insider attack

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Posted at 9:54 PM, Aug 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-27 21:54:49-04

America lost two heroes this week. Two airmen were killed in Afghanistan when two men wearing Afghan security forces uniforms opened fire on them Tuesday.

According to the Military Times, the two men were with the 24th Special Operations Wing.

They’ve been identified as 27-year-old Capt. Matthew D. Roland and Staff Sgt. Forrest B. Sibley.

They were at a vehicle checkpoint at Camp Antonik in Helmand Province.

“The losses of Matt and Forrest are a terrible blow to everyone who knew them,” Col. Wolfe Davidson, 24th SOW commander, said in a news release. “These two combat controllers were incredible warriors who not only volunteered to join our nation’s Special Operations Forces, but earned their way to the tip of the spear in defense of our nation.”