A U.S soldier was killed in a joint military operation in eastern Nangarhar province on Tuesday, Resolute Support said in a statement.
“One U.S service member died as a result of wounds sustained during an operation in Chin district, Nangarhar province today,” according to the statement.
“The service member was killed conducting an operation with Afghan forces when the patrol triggered an improvised explosive device. The mission was conducted as part of a larger United States-Afghan counter terrorism mission targeting the Islamic State (Daesh) Khorasan. An investigation is being conducted to determine the exact circumstances of the event,” it said.
However, the statement did not provide further details.