A US Military service member has passed away today, but the government has yet to release the name.
The soldier was killed in eastern Afghanistan as part of an operation against the ISIS affiliate in that country.
“One U.S. service member has died as a result of wounds suffered Wednesday during a partnered operation with U.S. and Afghan Forces in Eastern Afghanistan,” said a statement from U.S. Forces Afghanistan.
“U.S and Afghan forces were also injured during the operation aimed at further reducing Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan presence in Afghanistan,” the statement continued. “The wounded personnel have been medically evacuated for treatment.
“Next of kin notifications are underway,” added the statement. “More information will be released as appropriate”
Earlier this month, two U.S. soldiers were killed in Kandahar Province in southern Afghanistan, and four others were injured in the attack. Specialist Christopher Harris, 25, and Sgt. Jonathon Hunter, 23, both with the 82nd Airborne Division, were killed when their convoy was attacked by a suicide bomber.
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