A U.S. service member died Saturday from wounds sustained during operations in Afghanistan’s Logar province, officials announced.
“On behalf of U.S. Forces–Afghanistan, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of our fallen brother,” said Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. forces there, in a statement. “Despite this tragic event, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the Afghan people and to support them in our mutual fight against terrorism.”
Officials did not release any additional information.
Saturday’s loss comes just eight days after an Army special operations aviator was killed, also in Logar province.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jacob Sims died Oct. 27 in a helicopter crash. Six other service members were wounded in the crash, which officials said was not caused by enemy fire.
Sims was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.
There are nearly 11,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The Trump administration has recently signed off on a new South Asia strategy that will see a modest increase of several thousand more U.S. troops in Afghanistan.