11 US Army soldiers hit in a Afghan Taliban explosive trap

One American soldier was killed and a combined 20 US and Afghan troops wounded during operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, as a number of senior Pentagon officials visited the country.

US and Afghan troops were hit by an explosion inside a building in Nangarhar Wednesday night, US military officials told Reuters.

Utah Governor Gary Herbert said Thursday that the one killed and eleven injured soldiers belonged to the Utah National Guard. 

They ran into an improvised explosive trap while clearing a building.

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