US special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan operation against Islamic State

Soldiers in Afghanistan

A US soldier was killed while conducting operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a US 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, said Navy Captain Bill Salvin 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, Capt Salvin told Reuters separately.

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