Associated Press in Kandahar Afghanistan
October 8, 2016
So far seven US service members have died in Afghanistan this year, according to an Associated Press tally.Two US service members were wounded in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday when their vehicle struck a roadside mine, the military said.
They were “conducting a normal security patrol” near the airport on the outskirts of Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, when “their vehicle hit the improvised explosive device”, said the US military’s spokesman in Afghanistan, BrigGen Charles Cleveland.
“The individuals were evacuated from the scene of the incident to Jalalabad Airfield for treatment,” he said in a statement. The incident happened early on Saturday morning, he said.
According to procedure, the troops were not identified.
The incident follows the death earlier this week of a US service member, also in Nangarhar, where American military are involved in counter-terrorism operations against Islamic State and the Taliban.
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