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US service member killed in Afghanistan

13 Jul 2019 1TV News

په پښتو ولولئ2019-07-13 | 1 minute ago

A US service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, US military said in a statement.

In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after notification of next of kin is complete, the statement said.

The statement did not provide further details.

Taliban said that it targeted US soldiers' vehicle in Maidan Wardak province with a bombing.

Separately, Afghanistan's army said on Saturday that 20 Taliban militants were killed in ground clashes and airstrikes over the last 24 hours in Jowzjan's Qarqin district. The clashes left also one security force dead and three others wounded, army's 209 Shaheen Corps said. Meanwhile, security forces arrested five Daesh members in a raid in Kabul. In Kandahar, an attack targeting a senior police official injured his guard.

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