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ISAF service member killed in Afghanistan stabbing

By Masoud Popalzai and Jason Hanna, CNN
updated 5:09 AM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014

Kabul (CNN) -- A coalition service member died Wednesday after being stabbed in the neck -- allegedly by a Taliban member -- near the international airport in Afghanistan's capital, a spokesman for Kabul's police chief said.

The name and nationality of the service member, serving the NATO-led International Security Assistance Forces, weren't immediately released.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he died, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said.

A suspect -- identified as a low-level Taliban commander Abdul Fatah Jahadwal -- was arrested hours later and confessed to stabbing the man, Stanikzai said.

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