Taliban kill U.S. force member in northern Afghanistan

Taliban kill U.S. force member in northern Afghanistan
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  • calendar-gray 23 December 2019

The Taliban said their fighters killed a U.S. 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, APA reports citing Reuters.

The U.S. 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 U.S. force member in a blast in the northern province of Kunduz.

“Our fighters killed a U.S. force member and injured an Afghan commando,” Mujahid said in a text message, which included the photographs.

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