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US service member killed in combat operation in Afghanistan

U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Phoenix make their approach into Camp Morehead, Afghanistan, Dec. 5, 2013. The aircraft carried U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and other passengers during the group's visit to Kabul province, Afghanistan. (DoD photo/U.S. Army/Released)
July 12, 2018

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A U.S. service member has died from wounds sustained during a combat operation in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 12.

An Afghan security force member was also killed and several others injured during the operation.

This is the the second American death in about a week in Afghanistan.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just this week made a surprise visit to Kabul to visit troops and officials there to get an update on the status of Trump’s new approach in the Middle East.

On July 7, a U.S. service member was killed and two others injured during an “insider attack” in southern Afghanistan.

The name of the service member is being withheld for 24 hours pending notification of next of kin.

No other information was available at this time.