Reuters: U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan amid operations against Islamic State: U.S.
A U.S. soldier was killed while conducting operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan late on Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter.
"The soldier was mortally wounded late Saturday during an operation in Nangarhar Province" in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. Navy Captain Bill Salvin said in a message on the official Twitter account of the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.
The soldier was a Special Forces operator, Salvin told Reuters separately.
The circumstances of the death were unclear and Salvin said more information could be released later.
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