09 Apr '17, 3am

American soldier killed fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan

American soldier killed fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan

An American soldier was killed while fighting the Islamic State’s arm in Afghanistan earlier today, according to US officials. “A US Soldier was killed in action while conducting operations against ISIS-Khorasan in Afghanistan,” Navy Captain Bill Salvin, the spokesman for US Forces – Afghanistan, said in a statement released on Twitter. “The Soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province. More information will be released as appropriate.” Salvin later told Reuters that the American was a Special Forces operator. Nangarhar, an eastern Afghan province, is the main hub for the Islamic State’s operations in the region. Just hours before the US military’s announcement, the Islamic State released a statement claiming that four Afghan soldiers had been killed and a “Crusader American soldier” wounded. The jihadists said they initiated the rai...

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