US service member killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

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A U.S. service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Saturday, Pentagon officials say.

The service member’s identity was being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, Stars and Stripes reported.

Details about the incident were not immediately available. The death raises the U.S. combat death toll in Afghanistan to nine for this year.

Earlier this month, Army National Guard Maj. Brent Taylor, a Utah mayor on leave of absence, was killed during an insider attack in Kabul. Another service member was injured in the same attack.

More than 2,400 U.S. military personnel have been killed in America’s 17-year-long conflict in Afghanistan. – READ MORE

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