US soldier killed during operations against ISIS in Afghanistan

Afghan Soldier Security Force Kabul Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter.

"The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province" in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Captain Bill Salvin said in a message on the official Twitter account of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

The soldier was a Special Forces operator and was killed in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, Salvin told Reuters separately.

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(Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati and Idrees Ali; editing by Leslie Adler)

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