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1 US soldier killed in Helmand bomb blast

1 US soldier killed in Helmand bomb blast

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Aug 24, 2016 - 09:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A US soldier has been killed and another among seven others wounded in a bomb blast in Lashkargah City, the capital of southern Helmand province, the Resolute Support (RS) mission said Wednesday.

According to a statement from RS received by Pajhwok Afghan News, the incident took place on the outskirts of Lashkargah City late on Tuesday.

“One U.S. service member died as a result of wounds sustained during operations near Lashkargah in Helmand Province, another US member was wounded and is currently in stable condition. Additionally, six Afghan soldiers were wounded,” the statement said.

The service member was killed conducting Train, Advise, Assist activities with Afghan counterparts under NATOinfo-icon authorities when their patrol triggered an Improvised Explosive Device, the source said, adding an investigation was underway to determine the exact circumstances of the event.

Around a hundred US forces have recently arrived to Helmand to cooperate with Afghan forces after militants step up their attacks in the province.

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