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US soldier killed in clash with Daesh in Nangarhar

US soldier killed in clash with Daesh in Nangarhar

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Apr 09, 2017 - 09:44

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): An American soldier has been killed during a clearing operation in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Sunday.

US military spokesman Bill Salvin said the soldier was wounded during a clash with Daesh rebels and later succumbed to his deep injuries in hospital on Saturday. He did not give more information.

A security official, who declined to be named, said US military operations were still underway in Shadal Bazaar and Dandar areas of Achin district. But he did not give details about casualties.

Meanwhile, Daesh also said in a brief statement that one US soldier was killed and two others were wounded in Nangarhar.

sa/mud

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