2 US Soldiers Killed in ISIS Fight

They were taking part in operation in Afghanistan
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 27, 2017 10:33 AM CDT
A US Army helicopter crewman mans a gun on the rear gate in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday.   (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – The Pentagon says two US service members were killed in Afghanistan overnight Wednesday, reports the AP. Navy Capt. Jeff Davis says they were killed during an operation against the Islamic State in Nangahar Province in the eastern part of the country, the same area in which the US dropped the "mother of all bombs" on an ISIS complex two weeks ago. That bomb killed several dozen militants just days after a US Army special forces soldier was killed in the region. Davis says the US is still gathering details on Wednesday's incident. The US estimates that the group has about 800 fighters in Afghanistan. (Read more Afghanistan stories.)

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