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US service member killed in Afghanistan

robert99

On the boat
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/asia/2016/10/05/US-service-member-killed-on-patrol-in-Afghan-bomb-blast-.html
(Remember 911? Then the invasion of Afghanistan? Well 15 years later (7th October is the actual anniversary) the US is still there ...)
"A US soldier was killed by a bomb blast Tuesday while on foot patrol during counterterrorism operations in eastern Afghanistan, the US military said.

Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said it was his “understanding” that no other US personnel or Afghan troops were wounded in the attack in Nangarhar province, noting that it did not appear the American was specifically targeted.

“The service member was killed conducting operations with Afghan forces when the patrol triggered an improvised explosive device,” US Forces-Afghanistan said in a statement. “The mission was conducted as part of a larger United States-Afghan counterterrorism mission targeting the Islamic State, Khorasan.”
 
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