One U.S. service member was killed and another wounded Monday during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan.
U.S. Forces-Afghanistan said several Afghan troops were also killed or wounded in the attack. No further details about the location or circumstances of the incident were immediately available.
The incident came on a deadly day in Afghanistan. Also on Monday, a car bomb in Kandahar province, in southern Afghanistan, wounded eight Romanian troops and wounded or killed several Afghan Uniform Police officers and Afghan civilians.
A separate bomb also struck Kabul, the country’s capital, on Monday.
“My thoughts and those of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan are with the families and friends of our fallen and wounded service members,” said Gen. John Nicholson, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan commander. “Their valiancy in battle, and that of the brave Afghan partners they fought alongside, will endure in our hearts and history.”
The wounded U.S. service member was taken to the hospital at Bagram Airfield for treatment.
Tara Copp is the Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times and author of the award-winning military nonfiction "The Warbird: Three Heroes. Two Wars. One Story."