American service member wounded in Afghanistan, US military officials say

A U.S. assistance member was wounded Thursday during a joint U.S.-Afghan ground operation in an area of east Afghanistan home to an ISIS-affiliate with about 1,000 fighters, Fox News confirmed.

A U.S. armed spokesman in Kabul told Fox News the operation against the revolutionaries was over, but would not describe the weaves of the injured work member.

The Taliban claimed the two attacks Thursday was carried out by two rebel disguised as neighbourhood militiamen. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told the Associated Press the attackers had infiltrated the local troops months ago.

Thirteen U.S. units were killed during Afghanistan in 2017- seven of which were killed in the eastern region of Nangarhar during business against the ISIS-affiliate.

The affiliate claimed responsibility for a number of suicide attacks that killed dozens in Kabul late last year.

As the war on ISIS winds down in Iraq and Syria, more U.S. jet-blacks are being sent to Afghanistan.

This year some of the 3,000 recently deployed U.S. units will be moving closer to the front line to call in more air strikes in Afghanistan.

Expect more U.S. planes to be sent to Afghanistan in the coming daytimes to provide close air support to those units, officials have said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report .

Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Flutter: @LucasFoxNews

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