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US service member killed during operations in Afghanistan

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    A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon, officials said.

    The service member, whose name has not yet been released, died as a result of wounds sustained during operations in the country’s eastern, rural province of Logar, according to a press release from the U.S. military.

    “We offer our deepest condolences to the family of our fallen brother,” Gen. John Nicholson, commander, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, said in a statement. “Despite this tragic event, we remain steadfast in our commitment to the Afghan people and to support them in our mutual fight against terrorism.”

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