On July 12, the U.S. Army announced in an official statement that one of its service members died of “a wound sustained during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan.” A soldier of the Afghan National Army (ANA) was killed and several others were wounded during the same operation, according to the army statement.
The U.S. Army didn’t reveal any details about the incident. Furthermore, the army said that it will withheld the name of the service member killed in action until 24 hours in accordance with the policy of the U.S. Department of Defense.
This is the second service member of the U.S. Army to get killed in Afghanistan this month. Last week, Corporal Joseph Maciel was killed in what was reported to be an “insider attack” by a rogue soldier of the ANA.
The service member was likely killed during clashes with the Taliban or ISIS as they both control large areas in eastern Afghanistan. However, to this moment the two groups have not commented on the incident.