US soldier killed during operation in Afghanistan

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - A US service member has been killed during operations in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Logar on Saturday, according to the US military. It is the same region where another soldier was killed in a helicopter crash last week.

The US Forces Afghanistan Command in Kabul confirmed the fatality in a statement, without giving details of the deceased’s identity or the circumstances of his death.

“One US service member has died as a result of wounds sustained during operations in Logar province, Saturday afternoon,” it said, also expressing sympathy to the family of the deceased.

The incident is the second death of a US service member in Logar in recent weeks.

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob Sims, 36, was killed when his helicopter went down on October 27. The crash, which injured six other crew members, is currently being investigated. The Pentagon said it was not brought about by enemy fire.

Logar is an area just south of the Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul.

The United States -- under Republican George W. Bush’s presidency -- and its allies invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. The offensive removed the Taliban regime from power, but after 16 years, the foreign troops are still deployed to the country.



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