December 23, 2019 / 5:58 AM / a month ago

Taliban claim responsibility for killing U.S. force member: spokesman

KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban on Monday claimed responsibility for killing a U.S. service member during clashes with U.S. and Afghan government forces in the northern province of Kunduz, a Taliban spokesman said.

The U.S. military said earlier a service member was killed in action on Monday

The U.S. military gave no further details and withheld the name of the service member until the next of kin were informed.

Reporting by Rupam Jain, Jibran Ahmed in Peshawar; Editing by Robert Birsel

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