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US soldier killed in Afghanistan during anti-ISIS operation

By: The Associated Press
April 8, 2017 Updated: April 8, 2017 at 10:46 pm
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Afghan border police take position following an operation by International and Afghan troops to re-take control from Taliban militants in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on March 13. 2017. (Photo: Watan Yar, European Pressphoto Agency)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed while conducting an operation against Islamic State militants in Afghanistan.

In a tweet issued Saturday, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Afghanistan says the soldier was mortally wounded during an operation in Nangarhar Province.

The soldier's name hasn't been announced and no other information has been released.