US says 2 troops killed in fight in Afghanistan | Nation

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U.S. service members have been killed in fight in Afghanistan, officers mentioned Wednesday.

The NATO Resolute Help mission introduced their deaths first, offering no particulars about what occurred and saying that their names could be withheld for 24 hours till their households could possibly be notified.

Later, a U.S. official mentioned the 2 service members died in fight from small-arms fireplace with out offering additional info. The official spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of the main points had not but been made public.

Greater than 2,400 U.S. navy personnel have died in Afghanistan because the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 to topple the Taliban, whose authorities had harbored al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden.

Now, the U.S. and Taliban are in negotiations on an finish to almost 18 years of combating in America’s longest conflict.

The U.S. formally ended its Afghan fight mission in 2014 however nonetheless offers in depth air and different assist to native forces battling each the Taliban and an affiliate of the Islamic State group.

Related Press author Lolita C. Baldor in Washington contributed to this report.

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