US service member killed in Afghanistan: US military
23 Dec 2019
US military advisers sit at an Afghan National Army base in Maidan Wardak province, Afghanistan. File photo/ Reuters
A US service member was killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday, the US military said in a statement.
It gave no further details and withheld the name of the service member until the next of kin were informed.
More than a dozen foreign force members have been killed in Afghanistan in 2019.
About 20,000 foreign troops, most of them American, are in Afghanistan as part of a US-led NATO mission to train, assist and advise Afghan forces. Some US forces carry out counter-terrorism operations against Islamist militant groups.