US soldiers walk at the site of a Taliban suicide attack in Kandahar on August 2, 2017 JAVED TANVEER—AFP/Getty Images

U.S. Soldier Killed During Combat in Afghanistan

Aug 17, 2017

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan.

The Utah National Guard says the soldier who died Wednesday was one of its members and approximately seven other National Guardsmen were among the wounded. The names were withheld pending notification of family members.

The wounded soldiers were evacuated for medical treatment.

The military announcement provided no details about the combat operation.

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