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Old 11-24-2018, 08:50 AM
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Arrow Two U.S. Army National Guard Soldier's die in Afghanistan

Two U.S. Army National Guard Soldier's die in Afghanistan
By: Naomi Lim - November 24, 2018 09:54 AM
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A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan Saturday, according to the NATO-led Resolute Support mission, the second soldier to die in the country in November and the 10th in 2018.

The identity of the service member and details about how they were killed would be shared "at a later stage," Sgt. 1st Class Debra Richardson, a spokeswoman for Resolute Support, said in a brief statement.

The soldier's death follows that of Maj. Brent Taylor, a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and mayor of the Utah city of North Ogden, who was killed earlier this month in an apparent "insider attack" in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan began in 2015 and involves about 14,000 U.S. troops advising and supporting Afghan security forces in their efforts against the Taliban, which was toppled in 2001. More than 2,400 service members have died in the country over the course of the 17-year conflict, making it America's longest.

In 2018, the Pentagon has announced the deaths of 25 soldiers, including seven in "non-combat incidents," including nine American troops who have died in Iraq, and one each in Syria, Somalia, Kosovo, Djibouti, United Arab Emirates, and Germany.

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US soldier is killed in Afghanistan making him the second American service member to die in the country this month
By: CHANTALLE EDMUNDS FOR MAILONLINE AND AP - Updated: 10:35 EST, 11-24-18
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- A brief U.S. military statement did not provide details on how the soldier was killed or his identity

- The service member is the second U.S. soldier to die in Afghanistan this month

- Major Brent Taylor, 39, a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, died in an insider attack in Kabul in early November

A member of the U.S. military has been killed in Afghanistan on Saturday becoming the second American service member to die in the country this month.

The brief U.S. military statement did not provide further details of how the soldier was killed or his identity.

The U.S. soldier's death comes just weeks after Major Brent Taylor, 39, a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, died in an insider attack in Kabul.

Taylor, a father of seven, was on his fourth deployment and a second tour of Afghanistan.
Insider attacks have been a growing problem for the U.S. in Afghanistan. Three insider attacks took place over three weeks in late October and early November.

In a separate incident two Afghan soldiers also died Saturday when their helicopter made an 'emergency landing' in the southern Kandahar province due to a technical problem, Defense Ministry spokesman Ghafor Ahmad Jawad said. He said two other soldiers were wounded when the helicopter caught fire after landing. The Taliban claim to have shot the helicopter down.

In the capital, Kabul, a senior religious scholar was shot and killed, said Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for the capital's police chief. No one immediately claimed the killing of Abdul Basir Haqqani, but police arrested a man with a pistol near the scene of the shooting, Mujahid said.

Also Saturday, the Islamic States group in statement posted on its Aamaq website claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on Friday inside an army base in eastern Khost province which killed at least 27 army soldiers.

'The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who detonated his explosive vest among them (army soldiers),' the IS statement said, without mentioned that the attack occurred inside a mosque at the base.

On Thursday President Donald Trump hinted at a possible visit to troops in Afghanistan. The president is yet to visit military members in Afghanistan or Iraq.

The U.S. and NATO formally concluded their combat mission in 2014, but still provide vital support to Afghan security forces, who have been struggling in recent years to combat a resurgent Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate. Some 15,000 U.S. soldiers are currently serving in Afghanistan.

International forces have also suffered from so-called insider attacks in recent months, in which Afghan soldiers or police have opened fire on them.

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Personal note: Once again in behalf of the members of PartriotFiles.com and all Active Duty & Veterans - We send our respects to Major Brent Taylor's Family & Friends. We know how tough it is to loose a family member and friend during these times. We thank Brent for his service to our Country.

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