January 2, 2018 / 4:36 PM / 15 days ago

U.S. service member killed, four injured in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One U.S. service member was killed and four others injured during a “combat engagement” in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the U.S military said in a statement on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday in Achin, Nangarhar province, the statement said.

Two of the wounded service members are being treated at a medical facility and in stable condition, it added.

Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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