Thursday, October 6, 2016

Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Killing U.S. Soldier In Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers are shown in Afghanistan as the sun sets behind them. (Photo released by the U.S. military)

Threat Matrix: Islamic State claims it killed US soldier in Afghanistan

The Islamic State’s Khorasan province claimed it killed a US soldier and three Afghan troops in an IED attack that took place in the contested district of Achin in the eastern province of Nangarhar. Despite multiple efforts to eject the group from Nangarhar, Achin remains a haven for the Islamic State.

Amaq News Agency, a propaganda arm of the Islamic State, claimed that it eliminated the US and Afghan soldiers in a brief statement that was published on its website (see above).

US Forces-Afghanistan announced yesterday that a soldier was killed in an IED attack in Achin:

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More News On The Islamic State Claiming Responsibility For The Killing Of A U.S. Soldier In Afghanistan

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Death of U.S. Service Member in Afghanistan -- Washington Free Beacon
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