KABUL: Two United States(US) soldiers were killed during an operation against Islamic State (IS) militants in eastern Afghanistan, said Pentagon on Thursday.
According to the details, the two US soldiers were killed another received bullet injuries during a raid, carried out with Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) against the militants.
Pentagon spokesperson said the deaths occurred in the same valley where the United States had dropped a massive bomb on a complex of fortified tunnel being used by Daesh.
Nicknamed “the mother of all bombs,” the GBU-43 Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb was dropped from an American MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, bordering Pakistan.
The incident comes just days after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited Afghanistan and US troops are battling suspected Daesh militants in Nangarhar province.