U.S. service member killed in combat in Afghanistan: military statement

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KABUL (Reuters) – A U.S. service member was killed on Thursday after being wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said in a statement.

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An Afghan security force member was also killed and several were wounded in the incident, which came less than a week after a U.S. soldier was killed in an insider attack in southern Afghanistan.

Reporting by James Mackenzie; Editing by Andrew Heavens