KABUL — A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Friday, becoming the seventh member of the American military to die in combat there this year, U.S. officials said.
Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, the chief of U.S. Central Command, told reporters in a remote briefing that the death appears to have occurred during a combat operation, but few details were available. The U.S.-led Resolute Support military mission in Afghanistan said in a statement that the incident is under investigation, but did not say when or where it occurred.
“We mourn and honor the sacrifice of our service member,” said Army Gen. Scott Miller, the top U.S. military officer in Afghanistan. “We remain committed.”
U.S. military officials said they would share more information when they deemed it appropriate.