NATO mission confirms a US service member killed in Afghanistan
Issuing a statement on Monday, September 16, the Resolute
Support NATO mission in Afghanistan confirmed that a US service member was
killed in the country.
The statement, however, did not disclose the identity of
fallen US soldier.
Over 2,000 US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan even
since the presence of US troops in the country.
The death toll of the US soldiers raised to 16 this year
while a total of 15 US service members were killed in the past year in Afghanistan.
This comes after President Trump called off the direct peace
talks between the Taliban and US Special Representative for Afghanistan
Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad in Doha following a Taliban car bomb which
killed 12 people, including a US soldier.
The talks lasted for about eleven month, and Khalilzad had stated in a nationally televised interview that both sides had reached a peace agreement “in principle.”