US soldier killed in Afghanistan

2017-11-05 14:30
An American soldier patrols in Asad Khil village, near the site of a US bombing in Afghanistan. (Rahmat Gul, AP File)

An American soldier patrols in Asad Khil village, near the site of a US bombing in Afghanistan. (Rahmat Gul, AP File)

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Kabul - A US soldier has died from wounds sustained during an operation in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province.

The NATO mission in the country issued a statement saying the soldier died during the military operation on Saturday, without providing further details.

US President Donald Trump in August approved a Pentagon plan to deploy as many as 3 800 additional US forces to Afghanistan, where there are already more than 11 000 serving.

US and allied forces are battling a resurgent Taliban as well as an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan, which is still gripped by unrest 16 years after the US-led invasion.

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