Soldier from Virginia killed in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation operation in Afghanistan

Soldier from Virginia killed in a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation operation in Afghanistan

The statement simply did not provide much information, stating that, "As per US Department of Defense policy, the names of soldiers killed in action are not made public for 24 hours after being reported to their families". Miguel A. Villalon of Joliet, Illinois.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, according to the statement.

"When our nation called for its best Airborne Combat Engineers, SSG McLaughlin and Pfc. They lived their motto, 'Essayons, ' and embodied the values of an All American".

Over 2,400 USA service members have been killed in Afghanistan.

Early a year ago, Reuters quoted unnamed sources as saying that Mohibullah, who was closely involved in talks with the U.S. at the time, was briefly arrested in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, close to the border with Afghanistan.

Two 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers were killed in combat on Saturday in Kandahar, Afghanistan, according to an 82nd Airborne Division news release. Both soldiers were on their first combat deployment to Afghanistan.

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In September, President Trump declared the initial agreement between the two sides "dead" after a auto bomb in capital Kabul killed an American soldier and 11 others. They are honored, mourned, but never forgotten, and we are determined to take care of their families for a lifetime.

McLaughlin joined the Army in 2012 and leaves behind a wife and four children, the statement said.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the incident, which is now being investigated.

A senior Afghan military official in Kandahar said the roadside bomb attack occurred in the Dand district.

The US now has about 13,000 troops in Afghanistan. USA special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is waiting to hear if the Taliban will agree to a temporary ceasefire, which could open the door for the withdrawal of some American troops.

Although the Taliban have said the contention between Washington and Tehran would not impede peace talks, the incident came amid escalating tensions between the two powers.

Since the start of America's longest war in 2001, more than 2,400 people have died in the US.

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