Two American service members killed in Afghanistan, Taliban takes credit

Photo: The Task Force Marauder medical evacuation (medevac) company participated in a mass casualty exercise with the Role 3 hospital, Dec. 23, 2017, in Afghanistan to practice and refine procedures in the event of a real-world emergency. (Capt. Jessica Donnelly)

Two American servicemembers have been killed in what seems to be a never-ending conflict in Afghanistan and marking the third and fourth military personnel killed in the region since the start of the year.

The Soldiers were conducting military operations with Afghan forces at the time of their demise, and were operating in the Kunduz province.

According to The Washington Post, the Taliban took credit for the kills, and claimed that three Americans and nine Afghan Army commandos were killed.

“American occupying forces and their local slaves wanted to raid a house but faced tough resistance,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said through a messaging app.

The identities of the servicemembers are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.

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