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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan


John Nicholson, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan.

NATO says two U.S. soldiers have been killed and two others wounded during operations in northern Afghanistan.

The soldiers came under fire on November 3 “during a train, advise, and assist mission with our Afghan partners to clear a Taliban position and disrupt the group's operations in Kunduz district," the alliance said.

"Despite today's tragic event, we are steadfast in our commitment to help our Afghan partners defend their nation," said John Nicholson, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan.

The deaths underline the precarious security situation around Kunduz, which Taliban militants managed to enter last month, a year after they briefly captured the city.

U.S. combat operations largely ended in 2014 but special operations forces have been repeatedly engaged in combat, providing assistance to Afghan security forces.

Based on reporting by AP, dpa, AFP, and Reuters

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