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Press Release | April 30, 2018

U.S. Service Member Killed in Action in Afghanistan

U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Public Affairs

April 30, 2018


KABUL, Afghanistan – One U.S. service member was killed and another U.S. service member was wounded during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, April 30.


In addition, several Afghan security force members were killed or wounded.


“My thoughts and those of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan are with the families and friends of our fallen and wounded service members,” said Gen. John Nicholson, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A)commander. “Their valiancy in battle, and that of the brave Afghan partners they fought alongside, will endure in our hearts and history.”


The wounded service member, who is in stable condition, was taken to Bagram Airfield’s hospital for treatment.


In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the name of the service member killed in action is being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification is complete. Additional information will be released as appropriate.


Established in 2009, U.S. Forces-Afghanistan is a U.S.-led mission that directs and enables U.S. military operations in support of Resolute Support, NATO’s train, advise and assist mission. Its purpose is to sustain campaign momentum in Afghanistan. It is also tasked with executing responsibilities and oversight for manpower, material and logistics, basing and operational movement in the country, supporting a responsible economic transition that encourages a resilient Afghan economy.


For more information, email U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, or via telephone at +93 (0)70-013-2114; after hours (2030-0830 AFT) at +93 (0)70-797-1096.