US Soldier Dies in Afghanistan Attack

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Washington: One U.S. special operations soldier has been killed or wounded in two separate incidents in southern Afghanistan, NBC reported on Tuesday, citing unidentified U.S. officials.

The casualty is likely to increase, reported Reuters.

The special operations troops came under heavy mortar and small-arms fire in Afghanistan, NBC said.

A U.S. military spokesman told Reuters an American helicopter landed safely in Marjah in Helmand Province and experienced mechanical malfunctions.

Army Colonel Michael Lawhorn, spokesman for the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, said he could not yet comment on whether there were any troops killed or wounded.

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