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U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan: U.S.military

An American soldier was killed in action in Afghanistan, said a statement by the US military
Last Updated 23 December 2019, 05:21 IST

A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

It gave no further details and withheld the name of the service member until the next of kin were informed.

More than a dozen foreign force members have been killed in Afghanistan in 2019.

About 20,000 foreign troops, most of them American, are in Afghanistan as part of a U.S.-led NATO mission to train, assist and advise Afghan forces. Some U.S. forces carry out counter-terrorism operations against Islamist militant groups.

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(Published 23 December 2019, 04:59 IST)

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