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2 US Service Members Killed in Afghanistan


(ABC)-- Two U.S. service members died and two more were wounded during operations in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan Thursday.

"On behalf of all of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, today’s loss is heartbreaking and we offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of our service members who lost their lives today. Our wounded soldiers are receiving the best medical care possible and we are keeping them and their families in our thoughts today, as well," said General John W. Nicholson, commander of USFOR-A. "Despite today’s tragic event, we are steadfast in our commitment to help our Afghan partners defend their nation."

The service members came under fire during a mission advising and assisting Afghan forces to clear a Taliban position.

The names of the service members are being withheld so their families can be notified.

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