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World Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan -Pentagon

02:53  28 april  2017
02:53  28 april  2017 Source:   afp.com

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Two American service members were killed and four others wounded after they came under fire in northern Afghanistan on Thursday, U . S . military The target of the raid were two senior Taliban commanders, who were killed in the fighting along with 63 other insurgents, Kunduz police chief Gen.

Two U . S . service members were killed during a fierce battle with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan early Thursday — which local officials said resulted in the deaths of dozens of civilians. The Americans were on a "train

File photo of US forces and Afghan commandos patrol Pandola village east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 14. © Rahmat Gul/AP Photo File photo of US forces and Afghan commandos patrol Pandola village east of Kabul, Afghanistan, on April 14. WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan overnight on Wednesday, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday.

The incident took place in the southern Nangarhar province, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said.

U.S. troops are battling suspected Islamic State militants in Nangarhar province, near the border with Pakistan, where earlier this month, the United States dropped a massive bomb known as "the mother of all bombs."

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The Defense Department says two U . S . servicemembers died in action in eastern Afghanistan Wednesday. According to a statement released by the headquarters of United States Forces — Afghanistan , " Two U . S . Servicemembers were killed in action and a third was wounded in action

Latest news. Afghanistan By TOLOnews. Two U . S Service Members Killed In Nangarhar. The Resolute Support mission said the service members were conducting a partnered operation with the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

Earlier this month, another U.S. soldier was killed while carrying out operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan.

The Islamic State militant group's offshoot in Afghanistan, known as the Sunni jihadist group's so-called Khorasan Province, is suspected of carrying out several attacks on minority Shi'ite Muslim targets.

U.S. officials say intelligence suggests Islamic State is based overwhelmingly in Nangarhar and neighboring Kunar province.

Estimates of its strength in Afghanistan vary. U.S. officials have said they believe the movement has only 700 fighters but Afghan officials estimate it has about 1,500.

Pakistan, Afghanistan dispute toll after clashes .
<p>Pakistan said Sunday its forces killed at least 50 Afghan troops and destroyed five checkpoints in clashes along the disputed border two days earlier, while Afghanistan dismissed the account, saying only two border police and a civilian were killed.</p>The two armies traded fire Friday around the Chaman border crossing, which has been closed by Pakistan, stranding people on both sides. The clashes, which ended after a few hours when local commanders contacted each other via an emergency hotline, marked a dangerous escalation between the two U.S. allies.

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