Second US service member killed in Afghanistan in a week

Neither the branch of military nor the name of the service member was released, pending notification of next of kin. The person "died of wounds sustained during a combat operation in Afghanistan" the statement said.

By: Reuters | Published: July 13, 2018 2:18:34 pm
A 40-year-old shopkeeper was allegedly killed over a petty dispute last night on the occasion of 'Gudi Padwa' in Kalyan township of the district. (Representational) A US service member ‘died of wounds’ in Afghanistan. (Representational)

A US service member died on Thursday from wounds sustained in a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, according to a brief statement from the Department of Defense.

Neither the branch of military nor the name of the service member was released, pending notification of next of kin. The person “died of wounds sustained during a combat operation in Afghanistan” the statement said.

A member of the Afghan security forces was also killed and several other people were wounded.

On July 7, Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel, 20, of South Gate, California, was killed in an apparent ‘insider’ attack by a member of local security forces, and two other service members were wounded, the DOD said. No other information was immediately available.

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