The says an American soldier has been killed and another wounded by a roadside bomb during an operation in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province.
A statement says their patrol was struck by a roadside bomb on Tuesday in Lashgar Gah, the provincial capital, and that six Afghan soldiers were wounded.
The attack came a day after officials said to help defend the city, which appears to be at increasing risk of falling to the Taliban. Afghan officials say the insurgents in effect control around 80% of the province.
The US military says the unidentified soldier was killed while “conducting train, advise, assist activities with Afghan counterparts under Nato authorities”.