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Two U.S. service members killed, one hurt fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

Two U.S. service members killed, one hurt fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan, Pentagon says

The Pentagon said two American troops were killed and a third wounded Wednesday night during a raid against Islamic State’s affiliate in eastern Afghanistan, near the site where an 11-ton U.S. bomb was dropped earlier this month.

The service members were conducting an operation alongside Afghan forces in Nangarhar province, where a U.S.-backed offensive is underway against Islamic State in Khorasan, known as ISIS-K. Khorasan is the historic name for a region that encompassed parts of modern-day Afghanistan.

"The fight against ISIS-K is important for the world, but sadly, it is not without sacrifice,” said Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., commander of U.S. forces in...

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