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

02:53  28 april  2017
02:53  28 april  2017 Source:   AFP

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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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KABUL, Afghanistan - Two International Security Assistance Force service members died today in separate One U . S . service member died as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device detonation in southern Afghanistan . A second was killed in a hostile fire attack in eastern Afghanistan .

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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