USA special operations soldier killed in Afghanistan

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An American soldier was killed in Afghanistan late Saturday, according to a statement posted on Twitter by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

"A US soldier was killed in action while conducting operations against ISIS-Khorasan in Afghanistan".

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A member of the USA special forces has been killed while taking part in an operation against Islamic State in Afghanistan. Those operations are sometimes carried out in conjunction with Afghan forces.

American troops have been assisting Afghan forces battling the regional branch of ISIS, known as Islamic State-Khorasan Province, since early previous year when the USA designated the group a foreign terrorist organization.

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"The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in (eastern) Nangarhar Province".

Salvin said in the tweet that more information would be released "as appropriate".

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The Taliban, the insurgent group that has fought the United States and the Afghan government since 2001, has also routinely clashed with the Islamic State. It is the first US combat fatality in Afghanistan this year. After deadly ISIS attack, will Trump send more United States troops to Afghanistan The service member's name and rank have not yet been released.

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