Military US killed in Afghanistan

World January 2, 2018 17:24

kabul - An American soldier was killed in fighting in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar. Four others were injured, the US military said on Tuesday.

The battles were Monday in the Achin district. With whom the Americans had a confrontation has not been announced but the area is known as stronghold of Islamic State (IS).

The US have their only major base in Afghanistan in Nangarhar. In the province, the US and Afghan government forces are fighting IS, which is also being attacked by the Taliban. The UN reported Tuesday that 123,000 people were chased out of the province last year by the fighting.

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