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U.S. service member killed in combat in Afghanistan | KFGO

U.S. service member killed in combat in Afghanistan | KFGO

A U.S. service member died on Thursday after being wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement.

An Afghan security force member was also killed and several were wounded in the incident, less than a week after a U.S. soldier was killed in an insider attack in southern Afghanistan.

Eastern Afghanistan, where U.S. Special Forces units have regularly been deployed against Islamic State militants, has been one of the deadliest areas for the U.S. military since its main combat operation against the Taliban ended in 2014.

The latest death was the third in the eastern region since the start of the year after a service member was killed and four wounded during operations in Nangarhar province in January and another was killed in Kapisa province in April.

Source: U.S. service member killed in combat in Afghanistan