Maine Soldier Killed 

A soldier from South Portland was among eight service members killed in an attack in Afghanistan Saturday, in what’s being called the deadliest assault against U.S. forces in more than a year.Taliban militants attacked American and Afghan troops in Nuristan Province Saturday, opening fire on the outpost from multiple locations with rockets, mortars and heavy caliber machine guns.Army Sgt. Joshua Kirk, of South Portland was among those who died.His flag draped coffin arrived at Dover Air Force base in Delaware Tuesday, with the bodies of several other soldiers.