American soldier killed in Afghanistan – 44 Muslim terrorists eliminated in the past day
A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, bringing the U.S. combat death toll this year to eight.
The identity of the soldier and details about the incident will be shared at a later stage, said Debra Richardson spokesperson for the Resolute Support in Afghanistan.
The Pentagon says there are about 14,000 U.S. service members in Afghanistan. The U.S. military’s mission is focused mainly on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the Taliban, which was ousted from power in 2001.
More than 2,400 U.S. forces have died in the 17-year-old war.
An explosion at a mosque in the eastern Afghan province of Khost on Friday killed at least 27 people and wounded 50, officials in the area said.
The terror attack occurred at a mosque inside an Afghan army base in Ismail Khel district of Khost province.
The Afghan Ministry of Defense said that 44 terrorists have been eliminated across 8 provinces in the past 24 hours.
The statement added that during these operations, 5 terrorists were wounded, several hideouts and a significant amount of ammunition and explosives belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed.