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US service member killed in Afghanistan

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Posted at 8:26 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 09:26:33-04

A US service member was killed in action in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday, the NATO-led coalition said.

Another service member from Romania also was killed. No other details were immediately available, and the identity of the American will not be released until 24 hours after next of kin has been notified.

The news comes as the US and the Taliban are close to a peace deal. The death is the 16th US service member to be killed in Afghanistan in 2019, and three other American service members were killed in recent weeks.