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US service member killed in Afghanistan: NATO

KABUL: A US service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement, bringing the US combat death toll this year to eight. The identity of the service member and details about the incident will be shared at a later stage, said Debra Richardson spokesperson for the Resolute Support in Afghanistan. The Pentagon says there are about 14,000 US service members in Afghanistan. The US military’s mission is focused mainly on guiding and aiding Afghan forces battling the…

US service member killed in apparent insider attack in Afghanistan

KABUL: One US service member was killed and two others wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said on Saturday. In a statement, the Taliban said a member of the Afghan security forces opened fire on US troops in the southern province of Uruzgan, killing four people and wounding several others. Saturday’s incident comes just over a year after three US soldiers were killed by an Afghan soldier in the eastern province of Nangarhar. Insider attacks, often…

US Black Hawk helicopter crashes off Yemen, one service member missing

WASHINGTON: A US Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen on Friday during a training mission and a search was under way for one US service member, the US military said. US Central Command said in a statement that five other service members aboard the aircraft had been rescued after the crash, which took place about 20 miles (32 km) off the southern coast of Yemen at 7 p.m. (16000 GMT). A US official told Reuters that the cause of the crash was under investigation. “When the incident took place the…