U.S. service member killed in Afghanistan: U.S. military

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Posted: Oct 04, 2016 12:58 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. service member was killed in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Tuesday while carrying out operations against Islamic State, the U.S. military said in a statement.

"The service member was killed conducting operations with Afghan forces when the patrol triggered an Improvised Explosive Device," the statement said.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Yeganeh Torbati.)