Afghan Taliban killed yet another US Military soldier in Afghanistan
ISLAMABAD –Afghan Taliban killed yet another US Military soldier in Afghanistan.
The Taliban said their fighters killed a US service member in Afghanistan on Monday and posted photographs of a blood-soaked backpack and the identity card of a American soldier to prove it.
The US military said in a statement an American service member was ‘killed in action’, but gave no details and withheld the name of the service member until the next of kin were informed.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Taliban, said they killed the US force member in a blast in the northern province of Kunduz.
“Our fighters killed a US force member and injured an Afghan commando,” Mujahid said in a text message, which included the photographs.
About 20,000 foreign troops, most of them American, are in Afghanistan as part of a US-led NATO mission to train, assist and advise Afghan forces. Some US. forces carry out counter-terrorism operations against Islamist militant groups.
More than a dozen foreign force members have been killed in Afghanistan in 2019.