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A US service member has died from wounds suffered while fighting ISIS-K in Eastern Afghanistan

Soldiers in Paktika Province, Eastern Afghanistan (Photo by U.S. Army Pfc. Andrya Hill, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
August 16, 2017

A U.S. service member has died from wounds suffered during an anti-ISIS-K operation in Eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) has reported, and other service members were also injured.

The service member died as a result of wounds suffered Wednesday during a partnered operation with U.S. and Afghan Forces, USFOR-A said.


“U.S. and Afghan forces were also injured during the operation aimed at further reducing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan [ISIS-K] presence in Afghanistan,” USFOR-A said.

The wounded personnel were medically evacuated for treatment.

No further details were released, as next of kin were being notified.